Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Brand New Day

This morning, my little one, privy to my hours of NPR listening, is happily padding around the downstairs of our house saying "Barack Obama, Barack Obama." It is a chorus finding a global voice.

Obama said, "If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer."

McCain said, "I call on all Americans...to believe, always, in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here."

And Time has compiled the thoughts of world leaders like Archbishop Desmond Tutu and French President Nicholas Sarkozy on this historic win.

Indeed, everyone, it seems, has something to say on the dawn of this new day. And you, Mamas? What do you have to say?

3 comments:

elancera said...

The first comment on the website you mentioned is from the former deputy prime minister of Malaysia. He said, "Muslim nations will have cause to celebrate this triumph..."

My reaction? I fear for Israel.

Dawn said...

I am once more proud to be an American!
I read through all of the reactions on the web site you posted and been listening to reactions from others here in Canada and believe that most people in the world are optimistic about the changes afoot in the US/the world. Many also seemed to have hope for healing many of the ethic and cultural divides that we face in the world today.
Any change of power can bring fears but mostly I am optimistic about the future of the US and its relations with other countries.
I am very excited about the future!

Meaghan said...

Elancera, you're not the first person that I've heard express that fear. You're certainly not alone.

Dawn, many people I know feel as you do--optimistic.

I don't know what the future holds. I do know that this country is in crisis and that it will take much more than a single man--president or not--to solve the problems in which we find ourselves entrenched.

I am hopeful that the days to come will be brighter than those we leave behind.