Tuesday, November 04, 2008

O That I Could Be There When It Happens: Updated

As I write this, we still don't know what's going to happen. But we have a pretty good idea. I hope it comes to pass. I hope, I hope, I hope. Wouldn't we love to be in Chicago tonight?

I'm no Obamamaniac, but I am FIRMLY in the Obama-supporter camp and I don't think words can express how excited I am that a person of color (ANY color!!) is this close to being elected President. I can't imagine a better way for our country to start healing that aching rift. Also, I think he's pretty great and will manage this huge mess we're in while still doing good things. I live in one of the the most diverse areas of our entire country, and I can only imagine the parties that are going on tonight, and the cheers that will (hopefully) erupt later.

I am thrilled to be able to vote for a candidate without feeling cynical or bored or simply plain old dutiful. I feel inspired and excited and like there are actual possibilities. It's also just a really nice change to feel EXCITED on election day, like there's something to be excited ABOUT.

I might as well just throw in the towel for my test right now. I'm not thinking about it at all. I'm trying to some studying but nothing is sticking. Could it be because I am riveted to CNN?

What about you? No matter who you're rooting for, I hope you went out and voted today (or earlier). It's a big day. I'm so happy I can participate.

Update: It happened!! Every single cell in my body is wiggling in happiness. So amazing to have hope and new possibilities. I'm beyond thrilled. Thank you, America!!

(boo!! 8 is passing! That's the only downer right now...)

3 comments:

Ally Marie said...

Originally I was supporting Hillary, but as time has gone on he's really won me over. I feel inspired and happy to have voted for him. I agree that it's something to feel excited on election day! I like being on the Obama train. And it's a fantastic coincidence that he happens to be a man of color.

D'Arcy said...

I didn't vote, but only because I'm not American :) I voted in our election last month. If I could have voted, I would have voted Obama, so I'm very happy.

Have you heard? You have a new president. Congratulations!

Daphne said...

Have you heard? You have lost your purse!

Yay!!! I am soooooooo happy!!