Inauguration Day

Callie Shell/Aurora for Time Magazine

The land was ours before we were the land's.
She was our land more than a hundred years
Before we were her people.

Robert Frost, "The Gift Outright"

I was so relieved when they segued into Appalachian Spring because the beginning was beautiful but almost painfully sad.

John Williams, composer/arranger
Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Gabriela Montero, Piano
Anthony McGill, Clarinet


sMacThoughts said...

A magical day all around. One I will not soon forget!

sweetcheese said...

I agree--both on the beauty of all those people together and on the strangely downbeat feeling of the song.