Roland Martin: Sasha's smile could be a guide to our future
It seems to me that if certain things are going to be off limits from consideration - it should be applied universally.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- There are so many things that we could take away and remember forever regarding the inauguration of the first African-American president in the history of the United States, but I'll always remember the laughter of a little girl.
Shortly after President-elect Barack Obama finished the oath and became President Barack Obama, he joined hands with his family and waved to the cheering voices of 1.8 million people packed from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial.
People cried, others hugged, celebrities and everyday folks snapped photos to capture the moment.
There really was an amazing energy that permeated the crowd as we all witnessed a barrier come tumbling down before our eyes.
But what stood out for me was a moment when President Obama looked down at his 7-year-old daughter, Sasha, and she said something to him, and then let out this huge laugh.
I don't know whether it was her statement or his response, but the bubbly child was having the time of her life. The sheer joy that was on her face as she grinned from ear to ear caused me to just start laughing as I watched her reaction.