What a huge, momentous day. Congrats to everyone in the neighborhood who hoped for it. Congrats to everyone who worked on Obama’s campaign or donated $25, or $50, or $100 to support it.
When I was waiting in line to vote today, I saw an elderly woman who looked to be about 95. She was the kind of neighbor that many of us have here in the CD – someone who’s lived quietly in her little house for 60 years and seen all of the changes both here and around the country during that time. She was less than 5′ tall and you could tell that for someone of her age just getting out of the house and walking down that long school hallway was not an easy thing. But after she voted there was a look of calm, peaceful, optimistic satisfaction in her face. Like she had been waiting to fill in the little bubble for all of her life. And as she left, she stopped to shake hands and say hello to almost everyone standing in line like they were all old friends.
I’m glad that she, and I, and everyone else got a chance to be a part of this.
God Bless America, all of the better angels of our national nature, and the hope that we all have for the future of this uniquely great country.