Thursday, 6 November 2008

Even I shed a tear....

From one of "the forgotten corners of the world" .....

I was huddled by my radio listening to the world cheer.

What amazing speeches by both candidates..... but to see the dancing on the streets, not only in America, but in Kenya, Japan and many others nations..... To see the tears pouring down the faces of black people who have migrated because they have found in other countries a freedom that they were not able to find in their own........ to hear and see a belief in hope.......

It has moved me to tears.

(an irreverent aside - I can't get the theme tune of Bob the Builder out of my head. Bob the Builder, Can we fix it? Bob the builder, Yes! We! Can!)

3 comments:

Nikki said...

Hi B,

I just stumbled upon your blog by chance! My DH has a BT on chromosomes 11 and 21, and we have been riding this roller coaster for a while now. After we thought we had tackled his situation with PGD etc, we discovered my uterus was shaped abnormally. I've just had surgery to hopefully fix that, and then embark on our 5th IVF to TTC#1.

Good luck to you, and I will add your blog to my list.

- Nikki

PS: My best friend's daughter is autistic, and I just saw on your profile that you teach autistic children. This topic touches a nerve deep inside my heart, and I salute people like you who try and make a difference.

Pamela Jeanne said...

It was amazing to see and hear the joy! I'm still walking 10 feet off the ground and so proud of my countrymen and women for choosing such an inspiring man to lead us back on the right path.

Fingers and toes will be crossed for the rest of your wait...

Michele said...

Honestly, I didnt care for either of the candidates, but I found it so inspiring that so many people turned out to vote and so many people felt connected to this election. We had the highest voting turnout since 1908! I think that in and of itself was wonderful. In my county of PA, 75% of registered voters voted!