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Delayed Reaction

It's strange. Tuesday night when the election was called, I naturally felt relieved and happy. For some reason, though, I couldn't really feel it. I remember the night Clinton won in '92. I was over-the-moon ecstatic, and I expected this time I'd be doubly elated. Well, it was strange. I just wasn't as jubilant as I expected to be. E was misting up with joy. I felt sort of... wooden.

Just now, though, I watched last night's Rachel Maddow show (my new TV girlfriend), and the reality of this finally hit me. Holy cats. Did we do this? It looks like we actually did this! Woooooooooooooo!!!!

I think I was waiting for them to take it away, like they have before. I must have been expecting the secret fascist lifestyle police to declare Barack not Christian enough or something. But I was just watching footage from the acceptance speech, and I saw how he and Michelle were hugging, and looking... strangely serene and almost somber. The Bidens were doing the usual victory dance up there, but the Obamas looked almost a little bit grave. That's when the waterworks hit me. I believe this man may mean everything he's said about wanting to do things differently. I believe in this man, and more importantly, I believe in my country again.

I need to go cry some more now. Love to all of you.


Nov. 6th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
I think I was waiting for them to take it away, like they have before.

I had the same thing. I didn't want to go to any of the parties because I thought (without even articulating the thought) that somehow it would get stolen again, somehow they would manage to stop it. And yet. It was too huge; they couldn't quash it!
Nov. 6th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
It would seem to be the case. In terms of electoral votes, it actually was a landslide.

Incidentally, I would really like to get together, especially for meditation. Not exactly sure how soon I can commit to going all that far from home. I'm sorry to be lame, hon. Just gimme a little time to level out? Hugs.
Nov. 6th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Of course, take all the time you need. I would love to see you whenever you are up for it (and what metro in Virginia are you near? I could get that close to you anyway). In the meantime, I am thinking of you!

(((very big hugs)))
Nov. 6th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for being so understanding. We are near the East Falls Church Metro. Any time you think you might feel up to coming out this way, we could pick you up and drop you off. Just a thought.



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