The American Experiment at work
I saw this official White House photograph today and it struck me that this photo — despite my dark, dark moments over the last few months — is a demonstration of how this country is supposed to work.
Despite the incredibly deep ideological* divide between these two men, there they are, starting the process of handing off power from one to the other.
They're just sitting there, talking. No riots, no troops in the streets; we had an election, we won, they lost, and everything moves forward. That's beautiful, really.
* And, dare I say, intellectual. Yes, I did.