Oh, yeah, it's hope and elation!
Thought you'd appreciate knowing that DC was "like July 4th but nuttier" according to a dear friend who was out and about catching the election vibe in the wee hours. Pundits were noting that we'll never forget where we were when this man was elected. I know that sixteen years ago, I was outside in the dark, looking up at a full moon with a bunch of my merry friends at the foot of the Supreme Court when we learned that Clinton had won in a landslide.
This time? I was at home all night watching over sleeping babes, scrubbing my floors and then methodically washing and line drying the rags as I waited for the returns toll in. Let's just say I was a little nervous. I swear I'm not usually Lady MacBeth. And then my cynical heart shattered into pieces. I am so grateful to both McCain and Obama for calling for healing and an end to partisanship. Classy fellows.
Like you, I am eagerly awaiting news of Obama's cabinet and hoping that massive deregulation efforts by our outgoing President are thwarted. And I couldn't be happier that my husband and I kidnapped our 5 year old from school so she could participate in the voting process to see this historic election! May our days to come be as aware and participatory as a nation.
Hope you've recovered from staying up all night and that you're daydreaming about what Obama should tackle first.