Damn it feels good to be a softy

It has been more than a week since the election and I am still emotional, and amazed at how my cynicism still sleeps.

I woke up November 4 with a lot of anger inside me, as you can see in my post from that day. However, I woke up November 5 feeling like a new person. I don’t even feel cheesy saying that. I love feeling like this. I love having positive feelings about my country.

It started with Barack Obama’s acceptance speech. I knew I would cry if he was elected and, well, I did. I was actually doing OK holding the tears back, but then he had to mention the 106-year-old black woman. Bastard! That was the moment I lost it. But, it didn’t stop there. Every once in a while it hits me all over again and I start to tear up.

It happened again this past weekend. I was at the Atlanta Falcons’ game, and the weirdest thing happened. During the singing of the National Anthem, I got teary-eyed. Usually I want the singer to hurry the hell up so the game can start. Not this time. I stood there proudly and smiled. Finally, the country in which I live feels united. Now I can focus my anger not on the far-right zealots, who are thankfully in the rear-view mirror, but on things that make me mad, but are of no real consequence. People who stand in my way on escalators, I’m coming for ya!

I also get a little choked up watching the kid at 0:53 in this video:


2 Responses

  1. We all should be positive regardless. This is a major turning point for society and it’s looking like everyone is ready for change and on the path to evolve. Imagine what it’s going to be like with society evolved?

  2. Now the work begins.

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