Amanda Gorman‘s entire poem “The Hill We Climb” was note-perfect at the Biden-Harris inauguration yesterday. But these lines really stood out to me:

We are striving to forge a union with purpose

To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and

conditions of man

And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us

but what stands before us

We close the divide because we know, to put our future first,

we must first put our differences aside

We lay down our arms

so we can reach out our arms

to one another

We seek harm to none and harmony for all

Simply gorgeous… powerful… inspiring.

I hope we can live up to them.