A few days ago I filled out my absentee ballot. When I filled in the oval beside Obama/Biden I actually felt like that little motion made with a pen meant something. I voted for a man that, for once, seems to think and see the world the way I do. He just gave his victory speech on national television.
For the first time since I've been politically conscious I feel hope that America might become something more than just the most powerful empire on earth. I feel that my voice has been heard and counts. That we no longer have to settle for a choice between two caricatures, but can cut a path not determined mindless adherence to one of two polar opposites. I feel like we might be waking up from the fugue caused by our power, greed, and arrogance. I hope it is more than just a momentary impression.
To those that are fearful and frustrated by tonight. I'm sorry for your fear and I understand that nothing could be said in one blog post that will assuage that fear. I will pray for you, and when I meet you, I will try to love you to the best of my ability. I hope you will partner with us and become part of the "we" that we have been waiting for.
I would imagine that this will be my last post on politics, at least for a while. :)
We'll see how Prop 8 faired in the morning.