The United States elected its 44th president and he is a black man. He is a Democrat….His name is Barak H. Obama. And he was chosen to lead the American people on Nov. 4, 2008.
We have reached a new point in time where black and white can truly be considered brothers and sisters. Amen.
I am proud to say for the first time in a very long time - that I am an American - for the fact that the U.S. has taken down yet another barrier, removed the blinders and let a man speak and stand on his own regardless of his skin color. Regardless of his religious views. Regardless of his purse strings.
For this I am proud. This doesn’t mean that we have reached a grand state of Nirvana. But rather, a new plateau. A new opportunity. And for better or worse, experienced or not, we have a new elected leader who promises that change is a good thing. I agree that change and hope are linked irrevocably.
I stay away from politics. It is too messy and thorny an issue for me. However, historically, a landmark has been achieved. I want to bask in the feeling and let my son realize the significance of what he is witnessing in his lifetime.
We are turning the page and are about to enter a new chapter that has not yet been written. That has not yet been documented. And we together as members of this society can help write it. That is an exciting concept.
May the hope and inspiration that has infected so many of us continue to be contagious and buoy us through the ups and downs of the coming months. We are witnessing a change that is truly a step in the right direction.
Next it will be a woman and then it will be….
Hope will carry the day….