This morning, Talbot County Democrats gathered at the Avalon Theater to watch the inauguration of President Obama on the big screen. And although it wasn’t nearly as crowded or jubilant as it was four years ago, there was quite a celebratory feeling inside the theater today.
Flags waved and standing ovations ensued. The crowd responded most enthusiastically in response to President Obama’s remarks about peace and about equality.
There’s something poignant about using a community theater in this kind of way. Not only for the best in entertainment, or for educational lectures, but for a celebration of a broader reach than this rural county alone.
The sharing of bagels and coffee, juice and donuts, expression of common values and choices – made for a meaningful community celebration for many this morning in Easton.
Overheard from the balcony section – a triumphant cry – ”We did it!”