Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Shock and Awe...

My wife is crying right now on the couch.

Her words: "All those kids I worked with, every single one, can now look at a black man, and say to themselves, 'I can be President, too.'"

Me? I can still scarcely believe it.

For the first time in my adult life, I, too, am finally proud of my country.

We are Risen, America. We are Risen.

9 comments:

iamcoyote said...

I'm so relieved. Good to see you again, Milo!

Seven of Six said...

I was so elated I was dabbing my eyes as well. Hard to admit but I feel as if I'm on another plane about now.

Milo, where the hell you been! Worried sick Man!
Tell us a story soon... please.

snark said...

It makes me happy inside that my girl's are going to come of age in thi America. And hopefully have no memory of the one we are leaving behind.

Seven of Six said...

No shit snark. They can become literally anything they aspire to become... even President of the United States.

L said...

Teary-eyed on my couch halfway around the world, and not so worried about my return to the States anymore.

Cheers!

~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

I am elated beyond words.

Yes.
We.
Can.

Anjha said...

Holy fuck, I am still crying. I just listened to President Bush and I think that he was genuinely moved by Obama's win. No, I am not being facetious. He really seemed proud of America. But, perhaps I am projecting my own emotion on to him.

When I viewed the pics of the reactions in the US and

around the world I just lost it all over again.

There are so many millions and millions of people who are resting their hopes and dreams on this one man. It is unbelievable...I cannot imagine what Obama feels knowing the weight that he carries.

He literally has the weight of the whole world on his shoulders.

And dammit Milo, do you ever check your email?!?! I have been worried about you over the last couple of months and you have not responded. I was hoping you were just really busy...but check in now and again, will ya?!

Milo said...

Guys,

It's a great day, isn't it? Six, Coyote, Anjha, my apologies about the long hiatus. I've been a while getting settled into my new life. I'm working tech-support for a major computer company, and me and Anne are doing just fine now. I apologize about the absence, but fear not. I'm back to stay. And thanks again, guys, for worrying :)

Milo

iamcoyote said...

I figured it was something like that, Milo, glad to hear you're getting settled in. What a fabulous day - I can feel hope oozing out of the woodwork. The force is with us!