But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

We did it. We fucking did it. Barack Obama is going to be the President of the United States.

For the first time in a long time I can honestly say that I am looking forward to the future. There’s no irony, no double meaning, no seedy underbelly. This is just good. Good things really happen. There’s a lot I could say, but something like this leaves me at a loss for words. So I’ll let Maya Angelou say it for me.

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise

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