Friday, November 11, 2011

Vertically Challenged

On this very auspicious day we watched the inauguration of our new president, Michael D Higgins.
What other president in the history of the world can attribute their election to a simple brown envelope?
My class were engrossed as they watched the live broadcast of him entering the chamber of Dublin Castle, walk up the aisle flanked on either side by his aides-de-comp. The kids weren't even born when our last president was inaugurated. There was absolute silence in the class as they watched the pomp and splendour unfold. Then a genuinely puzzled voice asked
"But Miss, when is he going to stand up?"