I have a confession to make.
It’s not an easy thing to admit to. In these rheumy-eyed, cynical times it can be considered dreadfully unfashionable, politically naïve and more than a tad suspicious. In certain circles it is regarded as an early indicator of the onset of water on the brain. However, at the risk of losing my friends, my credibility and even my credit rating I have to come clean:
While listening to President Barack Obama’s inaugural address today I found myself experiencing an overpowering sense of optimism.
There. That wasn’t so difficult to say.