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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hope



I am sitting on our couch listening to the 44th President of the United States of America and I am feeling very hopeful. I am hopeful for our children, for the possibilities of our great nation, and for the potential for all of us to come together. I am hopeful that our better instincts will prevail over our baser ones and that this nation can heal.

And, because I cannot even imagine that my words can rival these, allow me to quote the articulate words of Barack Obama:

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voice could be that difference.

It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled – Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America."

7 comments:

Kirsten said...

YES!!!

Sara Cohen said...

I agree and am also so hopeful!

Sarah said...

And reading it today, as opposed to hearing it last night, makes me cry again!

I feel peace for the first time in many years. Sure, it's not going to be easy, but we were heard!

Niki said...

The audacity of hope...look where it's taken us.

Awesome.

Aidan's mom said...

I am totally basking in the election afterglow today. What an amazing night. I couldn't agree more! :-)

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Imagine what a world that once again has hope can do.

suburban dyke said...

We should try to fight Proposition 8 which takes away rights already granted.
Please consider a boycott of Sundance, Utah and Mormons
http://www.americablog.com/2008/11/why-is-sundance-film-festival-taking.html
or donating money to the Northern California ACLU
http://www.aclunc.org/ .
I am not affiliated with either. I am just trying to make a difference. Thanks.