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07 November 2008 @ 12:43 am
It's been two days since, as Jane Yolen put it, "the world actually changed on its axis!"

I want to post my thoughts, my hopes and my concerns, but I'm still far too scattered. In short, I'm a mess. Any old thing sets me to weeping: stories of first time voters, stories of elderly voters, photos of the lines of people waiting to vote. There was one account of two young kids ready to bail on the long line, but everyone else encouraged them to stay, told them it was that important. The kids ordered pizza from Dominos and stayed right where they were. To see the reaction from this country, and to see the reaction from the rest of the world... I am overwhelmed. So, until I am able to get it together and try to speak with any modicum of coherence, I'll rely on the words of a most insightful man:

"We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty."
I feel: happyhappy
Vampcurse: YES WE CAN!vampcurse on November 7th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Mr. President-Elect needs to ask Joss Whedon if he can borrow that mantra. It's perfect!
Jobs, baby, Jobs!: Captain Hammerpicoland on November 7th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Joss would let him robble that one.

Adrienne C.: keith olbermannadrienne429 on November 7th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
When I had my day off on Wednesday I felt so relieved and calm.

That night I had the greatest laugh when Keith Olbermann was announcing the worst person of the day. He was naming people like Rush and O'reilly.
He would start telling the screen what those people said and then stop in mid-sentence.

"Wait! Who cares what they said? They don't matter anymore!"

I loved that.

Edited at 2008-11-07 06:38 pm (UTC)
jawberryjawberry on November 7th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'd like to invite you to a community I started if I haven't already! I feel a strong need to discuss these things too and I'm dying to know your thoughts!
Kel: energy beams and no pantsladyjoust on November 9th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
I should warn you: I'm sod-all at debating. It takes an issue dear to my heart to spur me to argument. I'm also a classic middle child (even though I'm not): I just want everyone to get along, and please stop shouting thank you so much!

If that doesn't make you rethink the invite, I'd love to be a part of the community!