Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Drunk on Girl Power

This morning, for the first time in my life, I cast a vote for a woman to be president of the United States. I got a little misty-eyed when I hit the button on the screen. Then I stood there and savored the moment. I've been glowing with girl-power all day.

My husband voted for Obama, and that's okay too. And Obama's going to win, and that's probably for the best. (Could his star be any brighter right now?)

But I voted for a woman, and she's an honest-to-God real candidate for president.

Does anyone else out there feel like this country is taking a deep breath, readying itself to burst into into a whole new consciousness? Does anyone else feel like maybe there is a spark of hope out there, a way out of the dark ages? Does anyone else feel like maybe we really can save the world? (Does anyone else thing I've been watching too many Obama ads?)

A final note: You know it's bona fide freezing rain (and not sleet or hail or snow or regular rain) when you finish ice-skating your way home and you finally get to the safety of your porch, only to discover that you can't close your umbrella because it has frozen over. Seriously, I had to bring it inside wide open to thaw it out. And that's just not natural.

12 comments:

Ally said...

I agree-voting in the primary, as a democrat, this year was such an amazing feeling. The world just seems wide open with fresh possibility. Here's to hoping the next four years won't be a bitter disappointment, regardless of who makes it into office!

Katie said...

Hi there. I have enjoyed reading your blog over the last week or two. As with all folks on this crazy (in)fertility trip, there are some similarities in our journeys. I just started my own blog (A blog that is hard to conceive... not sure about the title) at http://eternitytomaternity.blogspot.com... I'm just getting started, but it seems therapeutic so far.

Ms Heathen said...

It's really interesting to read people's blogs and to learn more about their opinions on the different candidates - otherwise my sole perspective would be from the news coverage here in the UK.

I'm glad you feel so optimistic about the forthcoming election. As a non-US citizen, I'm certainly keeping my fingers crossed for a Democrat victory! The world seems a scary place with George W Bush in charge!

kate said...

HAH... frozen umbrella? That's some serious shit!.

And yeah, I feel the winds of change a-blowin', but I'm trying to temper it a bit because I know how completely crushed I was in the '04 election. I really thought the change-winds were sweeping the country back then, and I just felt so let down when Bush was re-elected (or rather, was re-"installed-by-the-supreme-court"...)

Malloryn said...

Being a Canadian citizen (and U.S. resident alien -- no green skin, I promise), I can only live vicariously through my husband when it comes to voting. I feel cautiously optimistic about the upcoming elections. The Democratic candidates are a refreshing change.

Io said...

It is crazy how excited I am about this election, but as Kate reminds us - I've had my hopes crushed before. And that was when I didn't feel as strongly. So I hope they don't get crushed again, because it would be even worse.

beautycourage said...

I'm new to your blog, too. But agree, the energy is amazing!!

Kara said...

This is exactly how I felt on Election Day, finally the glass ceiling is broken. I think it's a victory just to have a qualified woman in the race. With that being said, it is also very exciting to see Obama doing well. I really feel like change is going to happen, I will be so upset if we have a repeat of 04. That nightmare cannot happen again.

beautycourage said...

OK, I am laughing so hard about your "stoned" comment on my blog. Mindfulness at it's best!! I'm from Northern California, so you are speaking my language. :) Right now I am going to check out the lunar eclipse- talk about mindful!

As for acupuncture... I really think it's only helpful if it's relaxing for you. If you are having ANY doubts or second thoughts about your fibroids, I would say don't do it. You don't need one more thing to worry about. And you never know, right??

-Dot

annacyclopedia said...

As a Canadian living in Canada, I have to say I'm so totally excited about the upcoming election, and even the primaries (although I don't have a clue how they work.) Go Democrats, whoever wins the nomination!

And thanks for commenting on my most recent post - it has allowed me to find you, and I like what little I've read in the past 5 minutes. I'll be a regular visitor, starting tomorrow. So glad to make your acquaintance, comrade.

luna said...

just wanted to thank you for your beautiful comment on my blog. I know what you mean about that surreal carnival feeling (only I feel like the freak and there's no candy or fun). ~luna

CreoleInDC said...

Does anyone else out there feel like this country is taking a deep breath, readying itself to burst into into a whole new consciousness? YES WE CAN!

Does anyone else feel like maybe there is a spark of hope out there, a way out of the dark ages? YES WE CAN!

Does anyone else feel like maybe we really can save the world? YES WE CAN!

I'm with your husband obviously. :)