Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The hope of a better day

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I wore my hope bracelets this morning, wondering overnight how the voting had gone. We watched the tallying over the working day, people putting their heads in the office and asking how it was going. It's the first presidential election I can remember watching like this, the internet our information source for newspaper reports and video of Barack Obama's speech (full transcript here) in Grant Park, Chicago.

What's been echoing in my mind over the progress of the caucuses and electioneering is this sentence:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Wishing this new beginning all the luck in the world.

3 comments:

Janellybelly said...

God Bless America!

candyschultz said...

I am still having trouble with my tears. I have never cared so much about an election in my life and I was really active when in college.

Now we just have to keep him alive.

Thanks for your good wishes. And for caring.

Lynda said...

So many of us feel the same way Ruth. Well said.