INAUGURATION EVE: Seen and heard

Looking across Elliott Bay from Seacrest tonight, T-Mobile Park was the brightest sign of the Inauguration Eve vigil, coast to coast, in memory of the 400,000+ people lost to COVID-19. Some lit candles at home – Steve sent this photo:

Steve wrote, “In honor of all those who have lost their life to the Covid-19 virus … and the hope of a better time ahead. I think the sign says it all.”

Finally, fiddler Dawn Hepburn with the National Anthem, for an audience who truly knows the pandemic pain:

Dawn explains that this was “Zoom ‘virtual volunteering’ for Providence Mt. St. Vincent. I play familiar tunes for the residents with dementia. For today, the eve of the Presidential inauguration, I played ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ lyrics by Francis Scott Key and music by John Stafford Smith. Kudos to Suzanne Gollhofer, Activity Program Supervisor, who set this up and is working so hard to keep the residents enriched. I hope this video encourages everyone to reach out with love, how we can, where we can.”

P.S. Tomorrow’s official schedule is here.

2 Replies to "INAUGURATION EVE: Seen and heard"

  • RJB January 20, 2021 (11:05 am)

    Beautiful and touching, still very sad.

  • Sindy Todo January 20, 2021 (3:18 pm)

     Find the Light continues to be the theme of the day and powerfully expressed again with the amazing poem by Amanda Gorman at the inauguration . Thank you Steve for lighting us up here in West Seattle last night.  I’m proud of our sign campaign and for me, today was historical and very emotional as I heard this intention continue. Go Joe and Kamala! Sindy 

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