Thursday, January 21, 2021

Starring the U.S. Capitol Building

The United States Capitol Building has seen its share of tumult and triumph in a couple of hundred years, and certainly in the past couple of weeks.  James Stewart, seen here in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), which we covered in this previous post, points us to that magnificent structure, rich in history, beauty, and symbolism.  It was not destroyed two weeks ago, and nor was our democracy.  We have a remarkable and sometimes astounding ability for renewal in this country.  Sometimes it feels so good, it's like a Capra movie.


Caftan Woman said...

It was a great comfort to watch the ceremony of yesterday.

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

I was surprised just how comforting it was to watch. So long a stretch of tension, fear, disgust, anger and rage to be diffused with images of poignant tradition is amazing, and humbling.

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