Tuesday, November 4, 2008


If ever there were a graphic illustration of the difference between hope and hatred, it is the photographs of the crowds attending Obama and McCain.

I am so proud of Barack Obama. He calls out all the best in me. I may not always agree with him, but I will never forget this night because America finally entered the Promised Land that Martin Luther King, Jr., pinned on the horizon for all of us to see.

To see this man tonight calling us all to step forward, to transcend race, gender, sexual orientation, fear, and paranoia is to take a giant step toward that Promised Land.

My heart is especially full tonight for America's African Americans. Now the least are the greatest among us. And that, my friends, is the unique promise of a great, great nation.

God bless America, and God bless this planet of which we are but a small part. This victory is for us all.


jobsanger said...

I have never been prouder of America than I am today.

Anonymous said...

I heard Obama include "gays/straights, disabled..." When have you ever heard that from a president before? I am so moved for all of the children of color for whom this dream is now within reach.

Dorothy in AZ said...

I sit here with tears in my eyes...one more time. I feel full of hope. It has been such a long, long time....the man can speak..the man can inspire...the man offers such hope for a world in peril...Bless you our new President. For a change, I can say I am proud to be an American. My faith is restored after the last eight years...

PICO said...

Thank you, Jobsanger, Anonymous, and Dorothy, for your comments. You've all said it so well that I can only say, "Amen and amen!"

Has anyone else noticed a sudden increase in stamina, in addition to a sudden increase in optimism? I have. I wonder if it's a reverse measure of the cost of depair, anger, and fear. I think so. I have back 30% of my energy and my youth and my faith in my country.

I hope it's true for you as well.

All the best,