44: a very nice number indeed!
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe has some amazing photos from Washington DC and around the world during yesterday’s Inaugural events. The satellite photo is incredible, of course, but it was the above image that appealed to me. Just a simple shot of former President Bush’s last message, thoughts, etc. left behind for President Obama. Even if Bush hasn’t always been popular with people here and around the world, Obama made sure to always treat his predecessor and opponents with a great deal of respect.
I dare not speculate what Bush may have written for Obama, but the inherent symbolism of opening the envelope, turning the page and looking towards the future is something I think we all can appreciate.