I agree. My overwhelming reaction is just one of relief. Biden was elected but rather than celebrating and looking forward we were treated to two months worth of threats and lawsuits and lying about the election results and violence by Donald's deadender supporters. The final threat, that required thousands of military tasked to keep the inauguration safe, ended just today. We are relieved that Donald's thugs didn't disrupt the proceedings but were unaware at the time what they might try. And with all the gratitude and relief with this new president, we are still grappling with the virus. Our lives are still upended. The inauguration itself included a moment of silence for the four hundred thousands lives we have lost to this virus. It's not really the time for jubilation, it's a time for cautious optimism, reflection on the damage Donald caused, figuring out how to repair it, and buckling down to the long slog of getting the country back on its feet.The reaction has been subdued. Kinda like sighs of relief - they don’t make much noise.
The true celebration was the Saturday after Election Day, when news outlets projected Biden the winner. Jubilation in the streets. Since then it’s been two months of wondering how much damage Trump would do with his “massive election fraud” Big Lie. On January 6 we got that answer. A horror show.
And now we get a return to boredom. Hallelujah.