Linda and I are sitting in bathrobes in a cozy hotel room on Nob Hill, watching the Inauguration of Barack Obama. We came up last night for the interfaith Inauguration vigil at Grace Cathedral, having decided to make a night of it in the city.
One of the great things about Grace Cathedral is that there is a bar, The Big 4, across the street – you can slip easily from pew to barstool, from the word of God to the elixir of the gods, as it were. We did.
As the sun rose this morning, we awakened to the sound of a Powell Street cable car and Linda snapped this shot of the pyramid and the Bay.
President Obama has just been sworn in, he and the Chief Justice fumbling their lines. Linda is watching teary-eyed as the President delivers his inaugural address: Melea Obama is snapping pictures as her father speaks. Truly, a new day dawns…