Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle
Monday, January 19, 2009
I'm the One in the Black Hat
I'm in Washington for the inauguration and having a great time. I'm staying with a friend who lives right in D.C. and loving all the activities. We went to the concert on the Mall yesterday - what a zoo. As we were walking back to the Metro afterwards along a chain link fence, both pondering what it would be like if our 750,000 friends decided to smoosh us up against the fence, I said to him, "What if I had an anxiety attack right this second?" He said, "Go ahead, I don't think there's anything we can do." So true. It's hard to have a frame of reference for what it's like to be in a crowd that size. Unnerving, really. And, of course, it was just a test-run for Tuesday. Yipes.
It's so fun to be in a big city, and we're shopping and eating great food (Chipotle, I love you), and just enjoying the vibe. While you watch the coverage tomorrow, look for me! I'll wave!