Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The First Seating
I guess the reality of it all still hasn't hit me. I walked up the lawn and through the basement doors of the Capitol building. After explaining to security that I wasn't a page, I walked into the ground floor while everyone milled about. There was a guy with his keyboard in the rotunda playing "Lean on Me". I grabbed my passes from the House office, strolled past the House staff and onto the House floor. It's awe-inspiring to think of all the past leaders, statesmen and scoundrels, who once walked the walls of the Capitol and debated legislation that would forge the future of Mississippi. I'm grateful to be here, and I look forward to all the experiences I'll have the privilege of living.