Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A NEW DAY



This morning I woke up with a feeling I haven't felt in quite a while. You could call it hope, certainly, but it's more than that. It's genuine excitement that things are finally going to turn around. Then there's the historic impact of the moment. If I'm excited to have witnessed this event, I can barely begin to imagine what people of color must be feeling. As a child of the 60s, I remember clearly where I was and what I was doing when I heard about the loss of John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy, and also my generation's figurehead of peace, John Lennon. Last night is a moment I will gladly remember for much better and brighter reasons. And as I think of the future, I'm smiling again.

6 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I think there are many people who woke up this morning feeling the same way -- I know I did. But in many ways our work has just begun as we try to reach out to those who voted against Obama. It's not going to be easy, but in order for our country to really heal and move ahead it's something we all have to do.

Indrani said...

I too was watching with great interest. Hope the change is for good!

Quiet Paths said...

Nicely expressed. This morning we woke up here in MT to a new Native American (woman) supt. of public instruction. - Denise Juneau. Yes, we can.

gardenpath said...

Love that photo, and glad that we are all on this new road!

Lin said...

I feel the same. It seems like a vague memory the 60s segregation, etc. But I've lived through it and that makes this time so special to have overcome all that past history. America has become a great melting pot and land of opportunity for all.

Mary said...

Yes, isn't it a wonderful feeling? :)