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11/06/2008

E pluribus unum

I'm spent. It's been a long, emotional week so far. I've been full of excitement, anxiety, elation, sadness, and fatigue. It's been an overwhelming roller coaster, that's for sure. I've never made my political affiliations a secret. I respect anyone who chooses to, but I'm happy to say that I'm over the moon for our new President-Elect, Barack Obama.

Back in July of 2004, we gathered in some friends' back yard to watch the Democratic National Convention. We wore straw hats, we ate apple pie, and we watched the DNC on a big outdoor screen. I was blown away by the keynote address delivered by Barack Obama, an unknown to me Illinois State Senator. E and I agreed that "this guy will someday be President." Who knew it'd be so soon?

2004 DNC Party

I've cried a lot this week, which may partially explain the exhaustion. I've just been so astonished by what has been accomplished, as well as what steps backwards we've taken. I really can't articulate everything I'm feeling and thinking at this point, but I think you get the idea.

Along with hope and joy, came sadness too. A friend passed away and I'm preparing to attend her services this weekend. Our President-Elect also suffered a great loss this week. Together we grieve, we carry on, we hope. Out of many, one.

4 comments:

Caveman said...

Whooo!

Aggie said...

Aww, sorry to hear about a friend passing ... especially in the light of such an emotional time. Have a rest up and get refreshed.

madretz said...

It has been a very emotional week. Just reading your post nearly brought tears to my eyes. Exuberant w/ the presidential outcome, completely nauseated by the passing of Prop 8. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend.

Shayne said...

So sorry about your friend...

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