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Stunning. Astounding. Beautiful. People around the world agree.

Dog tired from canvassing. Still perhaps tipsy from last night's revelry.

And a healing email from my aunt, incredibly:

"I am no longer depressed about the election because I trust your judgment on Obama's background.  It makes me very hopeful for our country's future."

And love, peace, and prosperity to all the children who will get to grow up in a world that's a little better.

The future

Originally posted to warmmidwest on Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 10:39 AM PST.

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  •  this was beautiful (1+ / 0-)
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    thank you

  •  Adorable picture! (0+ / 0-)

    At this point, I'm trying to take deep breaths and start to let it sink in... than 12 hours later, it's still hard to believe.

    Lovely email from your aunt. It seems she is a lot more calm than the rest of us!

  •  This morning I want to be forgiving of all the (1+ / 0-)
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    smears and lies that were told about Barack Obama during this campaign, but what really bothers me is how little the people who forwarded the emails really cared about how true or false the slanders were.

    Somehow, it would make it easier if I felt they passionately believed the stuff they were shoveling.  As it is, it feels like they just passed on emails without ever closely examining how destructive or hurtful they could be.

    Piffle crack eat monkey snow. Really. Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald

    by Susan Grigsby on Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 10:52:49 AM PST

    •  I finally emailed my uncle yesterday... (0+ / 0-)

      He ended up sending over six emails to my Mom, my aunts, and I (and a huge list of other people) and I had just had enough.

      I emailed him and told him to take me off his list, and that I couldn't believe he was sending such hateful, dishonest crap to all these people.

      He responded with "I just want people to reconsider before they vote" and I told him I had no plans to reconsider.

      Last night, when I saw that Obama had won VA (which is where my uncle lives) I felt that was enough...I don't feel the need to respond to him anymore. Now is the time for deep breaths, calm thoughts, and forgiveness.

      •  Yes, forgiveness (1+ / 0-)
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        I hope to stop crying sometime this afternoon. My heart is swelled with pride for our country, and as I read the headlines across the newspapers of the world ... I can hardly believe it really happened.

        Honesty is the secret ingredient of confidence.

        by warmmidwest on Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 11:08:59 AM PST

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