Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Barack Day!

Although it was only my son and I watching the election returns at my house last night, between switching channels and the presence of facebook, we watched with a multitude of friends and all of the country.

Lots of nail-biting followed by an overwhelming relief (tears) and then joy.

The best part of the celebration came just moments after the election was called for the president, when we heard a ruckus outside, and I opened the door to a parade of adults and children marching down the sidewalk with a kitchen band: pots, pans, wooden spoons, and yelps of happiness.

Band #2, a few minutes later, was a group of seven or eight school-aged boys, one with a snare drum fastened to his waist, drumsticks rattling out their uncontainable glee.

Firecrackers, shimmers of sparks shooting high into the night sky.

Blessings to all on this sunny Wednesday.




6 comments:

  1. This post makes me so happy.

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  2. Oh, to have been on your street last night.

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  3. I felt like banging a drum, too! I'm relieved, grateful, in awe. I really thought it could go to Romney -- I mean, we elected Dubbya TWICE. DId the electorate suddenly wake up and smell the coffee?

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  4. tearful relief and drum-banging joy. yes. those were the emotions exactly.

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  5. A lot of us were really happy in NZ too! Congratulations :-)

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  6. Big sighs of relief over our side of the pond too.

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