Friday, November 7, 2008

Back to reality

It's finally Friday. This has been a week of many highs.

History was made this week and I can only hope that we are better off for it.

Along with the highs have come the lows. The realization that there are still people out there that judge only by the color of ones skin. That there are still people who believe that just a persons name connotates their relationship with a religion that they deem unamerican or beneath them. That even though it is still 2008, I still live in small town America and it may be a long while before people can embrace something that may be a little different than what they are used to, that may be a little different than their usual way of thinking.

I went back and read President-elect Obama's speech from Tuesday night and this quote meant more to me today than it did Tuesday night:

"As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, we are not enemies but friends. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too."


Tracie said...

Very Classy, Sarah.

Scary Mommy said...

So true. We have a long, long way to go. Hopefully we're a bit closer to getting there!

Sarah B. said...

I loved this post however that phrase at the bottom made me nervous. I loved his speech on Tue and was filled with hope and excitement and I love the fact that I am in a place where we are witnessing history first hand. But I did not follow Barack's campaign 100%..I got excited when I saw the few clips saying "Yes We Can"...and I was excited how so many people were given Hope and were becoming involved. But when I see a phrase that says "Yes We Did" the first thing comes to my head is "Was I Dooped?" I thought the Yes We Can had to do with change....a hope of change to come. So far we have just elected this great man to be our next President...a great speech and some Hope but no change, that will take time obviously. I feel that the Yes We Did phrase has been pulled out way too early and if not...if I am wrong than "Oh Crap, I was dooped"? This is totally a sincere question.

Sarah D said...

Sarah B.

You know, you are right, I see where you are coming from.

I think the YES WE DID to me means Yes we did, he was elected. We are a long way from seeing what the outcome of electing Obama will bring.

I just loved the button that scary mommy created and wanted to use it badly, for me YES WE CAN meant more than the words, and at this point YES WE DID just meants that we (Obama supporters) just elected our guy.

Sarah D

Michelle F said...

Coming out of blog retirement to say.....
What President Elect Obama meant to say was, "I will be your President too. All of you, except those who whose proudly displayed back fat offends the sensitive eyes of my supports. I'm fine with you back-fat-displayers heading on up to Canada. I'm sure those machine guns you're so afraid I will take away will be safer up there"

At least, that's what I'm sure he meant to say....

Dawn said...

I bawled with his speech. I still have the Chicago Tribune's Wednesday edition proclaiming "Obama". I can't part with it. I'm not sure I will or that HH would even let me.