J, of GW Bush car fame, left me a voice mail shortly after 11 p.m. e.s.t.. All he said was “It is a new day in America.”
And today it really is. It truly is. A solid win, an early concession, no promise of weeks of legal battles, no possibility that the Supreme Court will have to decide this for us… we have elected a new president. And I feel differently about this president than I have felt about any president in my lifetime. It is a new day.
I had hoped to sleep in on this new day, but I think the caffeine that I consumed to help me stay awake very late should I need to (didn’t really need to), combined with the excitement of this new day, meant that I got one good sleep cycle in and then hovered in shallow slumber until 6 a.m. when there was no point in staying in bed any longer.
Today is the last day of my six day stretch with no classes. In these six days I’ve made some progress on research for my Bonhoeffer final paper; I’ve drafted counter theses and defenses of counter theses to argue in disputation in my Bonhoeffer seminar tomorrow; I’ve trolled the web for poll results; I’ve considered making calls for Obama, but decided keeping my focus on my studies as time is ticking fast was REALLY important (thank God he won because I’d be kicking myself for all I didn’t do if he didn’t- I’m proud of my sister who did A LOT this year to get out the vote); I vegged on Sunday after two church services; I’ve reconnected with some wonderful friends (Workout Buddy and Little Mary, and J of GW Bush car fame in particular) and I’ve been hunting for more analysis of all that happened yesterday.
OH, and I devoured your stories and am SO grateful for all that you shared yesterday. Thank you.
So on this new day, some old things are before me… LOTS of reading to do… a choir rehearsal tonight (well, that’s pretty new still)… but perhaps i’ll do them in a new spirit.
And hopefully I’ll get a good long nap.