I still feel different.
I didn't expect I would -that is why I didn't process this sooner. I figured that I would be
over the mountaintop moment. No, I still am on it - the mountaintop that is.
I understand that I am not to put my hope in mortals or princes (Psalm 146), and yet I find hope
in Barack Obama.
On Tuesday night, when I stood with all those otherpeople in GrantPark I had tears - I felt like
I was watching history when I listened to Obama's speech. Yes, he is our first African-American
president, but that isnt the whole story for me. He inspired a half a million people to storm
downtown Chicago - a politican who gets more than U2 - shows that change is coming. The moments
that night, where as Jim described earlier - electric. And yet, that isn't the whole story.
This is a change, a hope for the future.
I think I started understanding the hope I felt, when the other day I was glad to have my
favorite NPR program interupted with a press conference from president elect Obama. Instead of
changing the station, I listened to it all. If we have a president that we want to have
communication with - maybe we will do the same.
This election has been about the people - new people registering to vote, people actually voting,
and people getting involved. Yes, politics and negative is the American way - and Obama did that
I do not believe that Obama will change the country just by being president, but he might inspire
me and others to work on believing that we can change our country.