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A New Day

November 5, 2008


I haven’t known what to write today. Words escape me, because they’ve already been said everywhere.

At the end of a long, unbelievable night watching election returns, I sat there completely caught up in the moment, moved by the image of that sea of humanity in Grant Park in Chicago, people of all ages, races, shapes and sizes, laughing and crying and dancing and singing and hugging and celebrating. And my thought was . . . this is the real America.

The people stood in long lines, waiting in the cold and the rain and the hot sun, refusing to give up and go home until they exercised their right to vote. And they spoke in unprecedented numbers. We have had enough of the politics of fear and division and cynicism. Today we can celebrate the triumph of hope and optimism and possibility.

Arianna Huffington’s piece from today says it all.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2008 1:06 pm

    I agree totally and I think you summed it up wonderfully!

    P.S. I love your abstract paintings!

  2. November 5, 2008 1:45 pm

    Thank you Heather. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your upcoming show!

  3. November 5, 2008 4:07 pm

    Martha it’s so good to see the joyful news from our neighbours to the south. I think there are many here who share it.

    Does this mean….(oh please, say YES!)…that I can take a holiday or three from Wolf the Blitzer??? : )

  4. November 5, 2008 5:02 pm

    Karen – Yes! Won’t that be nice?

  5. November 5, 2008 8:24 pm

    At 3:00 am I was posting about this on my blog…drunk with joy…and an celebratory appletini or four.

  6. November 6, 2008 3:34 am

    As you know, I am just as elated as you and screamed so hard that I have a sore throat this a.m.! So tired of fear and divisiveness and idiocy! I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and do whatever I can to help turn this off course ship around!

    Thank the Goddess!!


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