You know…I did think I would see a minority of one form or another as President of the United States at some point during my life. The continual change of the racial/ethnic make up of this country pretty much dictated that such a thing would be more likely in time. Also, each new generation seems to have a more natural ability (or just simply less scars) to accept various shades of diversity as commonplace. Even with that, I figured I’d be cruising along with my AARP card before I got to see someone of color in charge of the USA.
Aren’t some surprises grand? :)
How many children are going to go to bed tonight and realize…truly realize, that when their parents say “You can be president someday”, it’s not simply talk?
This really does change everything…on so many levels.
Seeing so many people both here and around the world burst into spontaneous joy and celebration (the impromptu party outside the White House was fantastic)…such a incredible rush of relief…it was a wonderful sight to behold…
The Obama administration has inherited a mess of a country to work on…but they don’t have to do it alone. Significant change is rarely easy, but it is doable…and it’s considerably easier to accomplish when people work together. Through our own energies, we create our own reality. There’s no reason that we can’t take care of this. Hope and change ain’t just a bumper sticker…
Congratulations President-Elect Obama!
Congratulations to us all :)
Goodbye ceiling…Hello Sky…
PS: On a completely selfish note, it does my heart good to see someone in the White House that is *exactly* like myself: a multiracial man of black/white mix. :)