ABOUT LAST NIGHT
I woke up this morning and wanted to write a very different post than I attempted yesterday. For me - watching Obama's speech last night was pretty special. I had chills. I remember being in fourth grade and having a teacher tell her class that each generation has a few shared moments where you'll always remember where you were. I'm not claiming Senator Obama's speech last night as one of them... I think that would be short-sighted of me. I don't think the rest of the country was rabidly watching CNN along with me, waiting up for the cameras to switch to his victory speech.
But I had chills.
And yesterday's post included me making jokes about other candidates. Last night - for me - wasn't about being for and against the right and wrong candidates. It was about being a part of history (I know, melodramatic). A whole lot less about cynicism and sarcasm, a whole lot more about hope and possibility. The thought, "this is finally happening" and 'this is what it's like to be uplifted by a leader, to be inspired and terribly hopeful for what could be."
Yes. I know. This is a blogger getting carried away. But I'm not sure if it's the kind of "carried away" that I'll be embarrassed about later. It's too forward to sound "smart" but I'm glad I was able to feel how I felt last night.
I think this is probably enough. I'm typing this all out from my phone in a sign workshop in Cave Spring, Georgia. I apologize for any typos, of course! And while I haven't been able to figure out how to embed videos from this thing, I at least wanted to include a link to the speech:
I'll try to clean up this post when I get to a computer (fixed!), but this will have to do for now.