Friday, November 07, 2008

A Transcendent Moment

That's what Tuesday night was. It was history. It is a moment in time that will pointed to from now on as when something dramatically changed in our country.

I've been thinking about those moments that I've lived through. Here's what comes to mind"

The assassination of John F. Kennedy one of my very first vivid memories that I have.

The assassination of Martin Luther King.

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

The landing on the moon.

The resignation of Richard Nixon.

The Challenger explosion.

The Berlin Wall coming down.


And now of course Tuesday night.

A large part of the list is tragedies. They do seem to have a larger impact of the flow of history then the triumphs. But Tuesday went beyond triumph. It wasn't only that the first African-American was elected president. It was a repudiation of an administration that attempted to destroy our very constitution. Tuesday was also the triumph of the rule of law over the trouncing of that same rule.

No matter how you look at it, it was a glorious night.

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