After everything was over and it was time to go home or go to the parade or to go get ready for one of the Inaugural balls, one of the African American guys standing near me when Barack took the Oath of Office, a guy about my age, proclaimed out loud to anyone within listening distance, "Thanks, ya'll. This was a day that changed my life and even though I don't know ya'll, I shared it with you. I'll remember y'all forever."
As we walked away back to our individual lives I watched as people took photos with people they didn't know. We hugged people we had met just hours before and shared tears like they we were saying goodbye to family members.
This morning's inauguration was an emotional affair and I am exhausted.
More pictures to come.