21 gun salutes, ball gowns, traditions, patriotic music, men in uniform, monuments to past heroes, moving speeches, old bibles, formal announcements as people enter, military bands, all the pomp and circumstance . . .
Inauguration day perfectly satisfies all of my romantic and patriotic sensibilities . . . at least for that day.
P.S. Robin and I were texting furiously. I was trying to tell her what was happening. I couldn't stand it! I finally texted, "I'm coming to get you." I picked up Paul and Robin and we came screaming home just in time for the swearing in. They had lunch and I took them back to school.