Wednesday, November 5, 2008
He won. It finally happened. We have a smart person and a smart first lady coming to live in the White House. In the White House will be a man who knows about odds, about opportunity, about hope. Living in that house will be a man who knows about being a Black American, but also about what it is to be White. He cares about our planet, and he cares about those who for so long had no say in politics. He knows about hatred based on the color of one's skin. He knows what it means to want the best for one's children, what it means to not have health care benefits, and he knows what a huge freaking mess he is inheriting when he takes office in 76 days. I believe him when he says he might not be able to fix things in one year, or even in one term, but I am not focused on that right now. I'm focused on today; today is a little bit better than yesterday, and I know tomorrow is going to be even better. If he can believe that change is possible, than so can I.