Erik was so sad he would have to miss the inauguration this morning because he had to go to work. Well, he called me at lunch and said they brought in a TV and let them watch the speech and the swearing in. It was like a dream come true, for him.
I ended up seeing the last part of the ceremony on accident. I went to Vedanta to talk with Swami, and there was a TV set up in the library, and two men from the monastery were watching it. I needed to wait for Swami, and it was cold outside, so I stood there in the library and watched the benediction and national anthem and saw them leaving.