Being in a storm of wonderfulness

by tamarjacobson

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It feels like being in a storm of wonderfulness. Life partner

I awoke this morning with a feeling of pure joy and exhilaration – like being bathed in light after years of living in the dark. 

And, yet, at another level, there is pain. For, even as I rejoice, I remember past injustices and abuses, and realize just how many sacrifices were made to arrive at this moment – this great day. It is almost exhausting to acknowledge the quantities of courage and determination that were needed to make it all happen, and will be necessary to continue in the struggle for peace and social justice.

I intend to hold onto the tsunami of inspiration and hope, though, just as I felt it the very first time I heard Barack Obama speak. It has been a long time a-coming, and I am surely going to need it again and again when the road becomes hard and steep, and darkness tries to rock and roll, and drag me down.

Indeed, there is no turning back. We will never be the same again. And just for now, I am going to allow myself to weep with pure joy and exhilaration. 

Congratulations to each and every one of us on this, our Inauguration Day of President Barack Obama.