05 November, 2008
yes we did
I can't really express how proud we are all feeling here in London: to have played our part in the most open-minded and forward-looking election of our lifetime. It felt wonderful to wake Avery up at 5 a.m. just in time for Obama's acceptance speech and to see how proud she felt to be connected to a country that would make the decision we made yesterday! I know it's a lot to live up to, all those promises. But it's the sorts of promises that have been made, and the priorities that are reflected in them that make me happy. To have elected someone who is positive, interested in the world outside America, generous probably to a fault, curious, gentle and optimistic feels like such an energetic change that I am anxious to forget the old dialogue and watch the new script play out. It feels a bit far away here, but the jubilation of our adopted home and the excitement all around the world makes us feel closer to home. I know the real world will come crashing in, but for just today, I am ready to think we're poised for better times. Onward and upward! Just keep him safe.