You know, I refrained from talking about politics here… I do that enough in real life. However, I am so thrilled on this early November morning that I can barely stand it. He won. These past years I’ve felt so plotted against, violated in so many ways, this victory just floors me. This is one of those times that I think I’ll remember for the rest of my life. We’ve made history, and I have great faith in what this man can do for us. I think he really wants to work for us, and that’s amazing. I’m so used to being skeptical and wondering who’s pocket they’re in. With Obama, I really think that he’s made a change already- in us. It seems like everyone is affected by him, not just Americans. That’s just as important as anything else, and he’s not even president yet. I can tell you one thing, I feel patriotic for the first time in my life. Crazy.
Last night we had an election party with some friends. I made a big pot of chili and we all kept each other company during this big event. I think that it’s important to be an activist in your own life. Voting, well, it seems like the bare minimum to me. It’s a right that we haven’t always had, and I think that it begs for some respect and attention. I haven’t been the best, and I should vote in local stuff too- so I’m making a pledge to do better. Anyway, it was really nice to have a good group of people around me last night, all of us excited for change and our futures. It was good. I’m so proud of us today. I’m so proud of us for making our way out of this slump, together. Not to mention, OMG the first black president. How fucking cool. About time, eh?
Okay, so I’ll still get out my daily pictures soon, but I realized that I hadn’t yet really done my seasonal posting, so I decided to go the "I LOVE FALL" route today, in honor of all the ways in which change is a beautiful thing.