Strawberry Fields Forever - Nothing is real

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We're in the future now...

I have always looked back at the most glorious episodes in American history wistfully, wondering why leaders of such character, why moments of such gravity must stay locked to the past. No longer.

Barack Hussein Obama is the President of the United States of America. A man, who in Aaron Sorkin's most fevered dreams would dismiss as too unrealistic, is in fact, the President of the United States of America. 80 years after Martin Luther King Jr. was born, and 200 years after the the birth of Abraham Lincoln - both of them heroes of mine, we inaugurated Barack Hussein Obama.

I keep on wanting to write this, to repeat this, in the hope that writing it one more time will cause the unreality of the moment to either dissipate or coalesce. That this would happen, and that it would happen because he was the best for the job, because he ran the best campaign I have witnessed for President, because he earned it - I don't know if I should cry or shout U.S.A.!, U.S.A.!

We aren't living Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream today, we're now living in that future that we always knew would come.. someday.

I'm so glad I'm alive to see this!