Election Night 2008

Election Night 2008

Today marks a new era of possibility for America and the world. After seven years of despair in the shadow of September 11th, the election of Barack Obama as President throws wide open the doors to the future, and I am left blinking in the light. September 11th was the nightmare from which we could not awake; the election ushers in a new era of possibility I keep mistaking for dream. The world unites again, this time in hope and celebration, that a visionary may be elected president of the most powerful nation on earth.

“This victory alone is not the change we seek –” said the President-Elect last night, “it is only the chance for us to make that change.” The hard work is yet to come, but just for a moment, I stand in awe that my generation has played a role in bending the arc of our nation’s history toward justice. It is our time. And it is just the beginning…