"A Change is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke, 1964
Little did Sam Cooke know, in 1964, what an historic event would occur here in the year 2008...and that an American blogger would use this song as the subject for a post about the election of a very special President of the United States!
I am very excited about the results of yesterday's US Presidential election. I am fully aware that not all of my friends, family members, or blog readers will share my enthusiasm. I hope that what transpires in the coming days will prove that their fears have no justification whatsoever.
John and I both lost a lot of sleep last night, as we were awake and following the election coverage on the BBC. I'm so grateful for their wall-to-wall television coverage, beginning around 6pm Eastern Standard Time in the US. For me, it made being so far from my birth home much easier to bear.
There are, as would be expected, many many articles to read today about what yesterday's election results mean for America. I'll steer you to one from my favorite political writer, Joe Klein, from "Time" magazine.
Meanwhile, now it's time for Obama to begin the process of helping American heal itself. I think the photo which follows - from the Obama campaign - really represents what's about to happen...when the candidate comes out from behind the curtain and faces his future as the 44th President of the United States.