Like so many others who have posted today, I am both happy and relieved.
I'm not sure that I can be more detailed than that, except to say that my experience of the day was similar to other events in my life where a cloud has lifted. Like when you clench for a long time, and then suddenly, things go well, and you have that ache in your shoulders from where you were carrying the tension without realizing it?
Yeah, like that. I don't know if, 20 years from now, I'll look back on this day as The Moment, but it sure feels like it could be one of those. And that's not such a bad thing. As disappointed as I was in 2004, that was nothing compared to how devastating yesterday could have been for our country, in all sorts of ways.