Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Morning After & Green Girl Has No Regrets



I feel GIDDY and JOYFUL. JUBILANT and HOPEFUL. I
skipped my son across the field to school today--my heart full with all the excitement of what might happen NOW. "Thank you, God. Thank you!" has looped through my mind all morning.

I remember how angry and bitter I felt towards the party that let me down by completely whiffing the '04 election. I remember how frustrated and ripped off I felt in 2000 when the Supreme Court granted an election in defiance of the popular vote. Today?
"The sun is shining, the tank is clean and we are getting out of here!" * Our President-Elect stated last night, "change will take SACRIFICE and SERVICE." My response is, "Let's roll up our sleeves and get after it!" What an opportunity!

I'll respectfully keep my distance from my mother and a few other people for a while--let them lick their wounds. But I don't feel sorry for them because I endured their choice for close to a decade. I didn't pack up my sons and move to Canada. I didn't shut down and remove myself from the system. Like Apathy Lounge so eloquently wrote yesterday, I got on with life and they will too.

My foolish grin and occasional "Whoo-hoo!" won't wear off any time soon. Today feels GOOD.



To new beginnings and happy endings.


*
quote courtesy of Finding Nemo

26 comments:

  1. Doing a Snoopy dance over here too!
    Everything is possible!

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  2. You expressed everything I am feeling today beautifully. If you lived next door, we would dance across the front yards together!

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  3. An amazing moment to witness. The Nemo quote is perfect!

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  4. An amazing moment to witness. The Nemo quote is perfect!

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  5. Whew!! I was worried the outcome would be different...It will be fun to watch this new goverment take place!

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  6. Yea, Hilary, no wait. Oh, okay.

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  7. Amen. Hallelujah - let the change begin!

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  8. Well done, America! The world is rejoicing!

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  9. You're right. We survived the loss two years in a row, McCain supporters will too. I just hope Obama can accomplish at least half of what he wants to.

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  10. whooop whooop *chicken dance* whooop whooop

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  11. Rolling up my sleeves right along with you, Mama.
    Yes, we did.

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  12. I think we should parade complete with horns and drums. Or at least some obnoxious singing of "Celebrate Good Times...Come On!"

    Let me know when the floats should arrive......

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  13. I feel like I'm smiling - all the time. The other drivers on the road (even the lane weavers on their cell phones) didn't bother me. I wave to strangers - as we are all family, right? Everything is possible and we are somehow all part of it. Let the momentum roll!

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  14. Awesome post!

    And to answer your question from my post from yesterday, yes, I loved Northern Exposure too (I taped them all when they ran on A&E in the 90s). It was an NEx reference on your blog that made me leave my first comment :)

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  15. Today is the dawn of a new America and quite possibly a new world for all of us. Citizens of the world rejoice! Change has arrived.

    What a day. What a night! Congratulations.

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  16. Me, too, and almost everyone I've talked to...it's amazing how strong the reaction is!

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  17. I'm loving the happy I'm reading in the blogosphere today.

    And like Jenn said: what YOU said!

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  18. wow, you summed up my thoughts entirely! great post.

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  19. I am STILL giddy!!!!!!! I love your enthusiasm. And to everyone saying that they will "manage" and how could "America do this"... now you know what my shoes feel like. That was exactly the dread and despair I felt 4 years ago and I've managed (sorta) to move on.

    And if I ever needed to "follow" someone, it is you after this post! :)

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  20. I'm so proud and ecstatic to have lived to see this miracle in my life time!

    Thank you for your post and for the visit to my humble blog. I'm still learning...

    Sweet Wishes,
    Sara

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