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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inaugural Celebration in Hyderabad

Last night, Democrats Abroad threw an inaugural celebration with live coverage from the US at a local restaurant. Anyone was invited, regardless of citizenship or political inclination ( I like that). So, even half a world away, we were able to partake in the joy and beauty of that moment. A large majority of the women present (including myself) wore saris, which I found quite symbolic : expatriates from all cultures and countries (the US, of course, but also India, the UK, France, Denmark, Spain, and others I forget) coming together, with the women, and some men, wearing the dress of their host country. What a beautiful message !

I brought back a small poster :
 

And here I am, with friends:



And look at all these beautiful saris...


Thank you, Obama, for your powerful and inspiring inaugural speech. And good luck to you and your administration. Now, the hard work begins...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great party! And you look beautiful in your sari.
Sue

Katia said...

Hey, Sue, thank you. Anyone would look good in a sari. It is, I think, one of the most elegant and flattering dress known to man - or rather woman :)

rilla said...

Beautiful as always, Katia! You reminded me of the summer conference in LA ;) Wish you could have been here with us to celebrate too. It was such an uplifting day. To quote pieces from the poem written in honor of the inauguration by the 10 yr. old daughter of an internet friend:

"This day is full of countless good things, but the ones I notice most are Joy and Love.
Joy that we are free again,
Love for the bringers of Freedom and Love.
...
We too are the bringers of Love.
We too made this happen.

Look in the mirror and see yourself,"

Katia said...

Rillita, I thought so much about you as I tied my sari (all on my own, as my good friend was not here to help, this time). What a beautiful poem, and how moving (and impressive) to know that it was written by such a young person. Thanks for stopping by... :)

Nandini said...

Katia, You look fablulous in a sari!! I'm still pinching myself over this whole thing. I catch myself grinning foolishly at the TV when Obama is on, like I do when watching one of my kids on stage! I like that line - Yes, we did!

LindaBudz said...

Hi, Katia! It's been so long since I visited your blog ... I kind of dropped out of the "scene" for a while there. But, wow! Look at your book! And look at those reviews! HUGE congratulations!!

Katia said...

Nandini, thank you. I know what you mean. As a friend of mine put it : I'm so proud of that man, and I don't even know him... :)

Linda, How nice no hear from you ! I actually visited your blog not so long ago, and saw that you were getting back into it. I'm glad. And thanks for the kind words.

Katia said...

Oups, how nice TO hear from you, Linda... :)

Karen (Kiki) Hamilton said...

Katia,

How beautiful you look in your sari and that party looks FUN! I'm sorry to have missed it.

Yes, it's a relief to have Obama in office. I think we are all thankful and looking forward to the opportunity to bring peace to the world again.

Katia said...

Thanks, Kik. I would have loved to have you here. I bet you'd look stunning in a sari, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Katia, this is Cyrille !
I've seen these post just today and it's nice to feel the atmosphere with you. Bravo, as you have been able to put the sari alone. I thought it was difficult !
You're so nice indeed but everybody said it already.
Hughs from France