Wednesday, November 5, 2008

wow


Old Glory, originally uploaded by Justin Davis Davanzo.

and so it is...the changing of the guard. We sat at home last night and thought about the historical elements of this day....I still can't quite grasp it in its fullness yet, but I felt an immediate sense of accomplishment and breathed a sigh of relief in knowing that there had been an overwhelming call for change. My good friend Luke mentioned that he hoped we wouldn't suffer from the ridiculous "not my president" syndrome and that everyone could begin to make an effort and put aside our different beliefs etc...I couldn't agree more. I was angry when watching a small bit of McCain's speech, which i think was possibly his most eloquent and best yet, as the crowd hissed and boo'd at the mention of Obama as a president...get it together people and start thinking of the next day and how we can get to work...
The world is celebrating and i feel proud to be American today. I feel lucky to be a part of history and a generation that is playing a role in shaping history. This will be something we look back at for years to come as our moment in history..like the JFK generation, the MLK years, landing on the moon, defeating the Germans in WWII, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address...i think until yesterday, our generation has had far too few moments to be proud of...this one makes me proud.

Remembering that this man can't change things alone is key and being able and willing to work as a collective whole will be the key for the next (8 years?)...It seems that this could potentially fuel amazing shifts in our entire global world...that this could inspire more than the US to make change...

my mom was beside herself last night as she finally felt heard and recognized...i have never heard my mom so happy about a political outcome...ever... This is truly a great moment in our history to remember...we can, as a whole, decide to work together....

Imagine when President Obama walks through the door as a representative of the United States of America, and not some bumbling jack ass who can't form a sentence....imagine what President Obama will say, do and inspire.


i am proud today.

Love and understanding.

6 comments:

Magdalena said...

Yes, WOW!!! CONGATULATIONS!!! I saw tears on people's faces and such a great happiness, and amazing power of hope and belive. This is a great celebration for all humanity, and I am very proud of you too. Thank you.

Justin Davis Davanzo said...

Thank you Magdalena...it is truly amazing how much of the world is happy about this.

Mom said...

Justin
Yes, I was over the moon (for my children and grandchildren to be) with last night's election results.
I find it very interesting, that what we are hearing alot of today, is how 'he' will govern for the next 4 years...
Did someone miss something???...If anything, Obama has championed the notion that he will lead the 'peaceful charge' of the 'people' being the purveyors of change...Obama has re-instated that this time it really will be a government: by the people and for the people. "We" will need to the make sacrifices, we will need to be of service, and we have an opportunity to restore collectively, a legacy of a better and more compassionate and humane global community. I feel compelled to hug strangers on the streets of the world...and not just in America. Like Michelle Obama said, way back, I am finally proud to call myself an American.
Love,
Mom

Ms. Conley said...

Couldn't agree more.....what a proud moment for this country...yesterday felt so different. I can feel the change already! Madison was so excited. she clapped and clapped her hands....

lu said...

I stumbled upon you over at Popeye's place; a happy happenstance.

Boulder is a wonderful place to be. I'll bet you ride up to the mercantile in Jamestown, or maybe up to have lunch in Gold Hill?

I miss it there so...


Your Mom rocks too, she said everything I feel about Obama's win, our win.

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