As President Obama takes the oath, there are sighs, sniffles and smiles. Then, President Obama takes to the podium and the room quiets and stills even more. No one comments; sighs and sniffles continues with his words. When President Obama mentions different religions, including non-followers, one woman cheers, "yes!" Another man claps. As the speech ends, there is clapping, laughing, sighing, smiling and turning of heads. People linger, watching the TV, yet also becoming engaged with each other, wanting to share the shared experience. In their faces: giddiness and relief, hope and seriousness, hugs, pats and cheers.