And how great was Amanda Gorman?
While I alluded to yesterday, I watched none of the inauguration live, I but I did catch somethings after the fact.
While I am indeed gay, I didn't feel the need - nor ever have, nor ever will - to see hear / feel / smell / taste Lady Gaga. Double that in regards to J Lo.
And sorry - but not - all the fucking people who bitched and moaned about the last four years, and then they start picking apart fashion choices. Is it that impossible to just enjoy the moment?
Don't worry - the question is rhetorical.
But I was awfully impressed by Amanda Gorman, at 22, the youngest poet laureate. Mind you, I though part of her poem was too much about her, though that was part of its charm.
Of course, her charm was her public speaking ability, her confidence, her brightness, her talent. At 22.
Oh, to have one ounce of her confidence and talent at any age. In my early 20s it was unfathomable. Strike that - I was too inexperience (and probably drunk) to know it was unfathomable.
I hope great things come from her. I feel she might be a force with which to be reckoned. I certainly hope so.
Song by: Bastille