Today I had an interpreting job in the morning and errands to run (tomorrow is my oldest birthday and I needed to get his present). By the time I parked in front of the bookstore on the radio the speech came on. I sat in my car and listened. Although I will later watch with my family the inauguration on tv which I recorded, I am so glad that I was able to just listen. His words seemed to have more meaning and power without the visual distractions. I am proud of my adopted nation, a nation that voted for Obama.