I was about to say that everybody has already said a lot about this and I don’t really feel very qualified to say some great thing about what happened on election day, but then I thought no. The greatest thing about this is that I am qualified to say something. Because I voted and I was a part of it. I went to the polls on Tuesday at 6:55am and voted at 7:28am and then I went to work and hoped and hoped and hoped. I got a free coffee which added to my agita. And then I went to a bar with Billy and drank too much in anticipation and then the world changed. And John McCain was a much more gracious loser than we all know I would have been. And then Billy and I drove home to Roslindale and on NPR our new President gave a speech that made me cry so hard I gave myself a headache. And Billy kept looking over at me whenever I sobbed particularly loudly and said “I love you so much right now.” And then we went home and went to sleep. And the world is different.
And I had a happy hangover the next day and kept looking at pictures and reading the transcript of his speech and crying again at my desk. But life goes on. I feel fat and I watched three episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun last night and we have a president that I actually believe in. My grandchildren will learn about this in history class. I think about our president and I feel happy and hopeful. How cool.