To me, this inauguration is a sign of the times. In order to embrace high culture, one must be exposed to it. Look at what the kids are exposed to now: trashy rap lyrics protected under freedom of speech, television where vulgarity and debauchery are celebrated, and book written on the level of a twelve year old. I will always be grateful to my high school choir teacher, Mrs. Xelia Hickson, who exposed this country/bluegrass girl to classical music. To this day, Handel's "Messiah" still gives me goose bumps.