Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Big Day

Well, the final day of what felt like the longest election in history has finlly come. Jeremy is already on his way to go vote on the way to work. Emmy and I will get bundled up to go vote after it gets light out. It is seven degrees right now, warm compared to recent morning temps, but cold enough to need to be prepared for a long line.

I am so excited to be voting in this election. I have voted in every presidential election since I turned 18, but this one is different, for reasons everyone has gone over too many times. When I was a little kid growing up in Larsen Bay, I wondered what it would be like to be living through a truly important time in history. In between my Laura Ingalls Wilder and post-apocolyptic books, I imagined myself, in the middle of history, in the middle of nothing that exciting. Now here we are, at the tipping point of climate change, massive world unrest, international distrust, and crippling distances between everyday Americans. But the bright light for me is that today I get to be part of tht history, and even though as an Alaskan, the electoral votes may go Republican, I will still vote proudly for my candidate, Barack Obama. It is time.

1 comment:

Zoya said...

Amen, sister!! I got tears of excitement in my eyes as I drove away from the poll today. It is an exciting time and I am so hopeful that good changes can happen.