A few weeks in the life of a president

The White House has just uploaded a slew of new photos to its Flickr account. You, of course, can zip through them and find the ones that may or may not interest you, but there are three in the recent collection that I think shows how most of us can’t really comprehend what it’s like to be the president of the United States.

One day, you’re talking to the surviving members of Led Zeppelin about the best speakers you ever owned…


A few days later an advisor comes in to tell you a bunch of little kids have been shot and killed in Connecticut…


And a few days after that, you’re hanging out with the siblings and cousins of one of the kids who was killed. And you’re not talking about speakers.