Wednesday, 5 November 2008

barack obama




It often gets overused - the saying, "where you were you when..." - but I truly believe that today will be one of those days when we will want to recall and relive the moment when we learnt that Barack Obama was going to be the next president of the United States of America. I was in a corner shop in Bondi. I had locked myself out of the apartment - don't ask! - and was walking the streets for hours with my four-month-old baby until my husband arrived home with his key. The shop had live coverage of the election. It showed that Obama's lead was decisive and I had a lump in my throat and tears well in my eyes. I never thought I'd see the day. I don't think I'm the only person who has become cynical of politics and despondent about the future. But now there is hope. And I've gone from fearing what sort of world my son will inherit to welcoming the possibilities.

Barack Obama rocks because he has given us hope on many levels. He's a true inspiration - because of his beliefs, his achievements and his character.

Image courtesy of
The Guardian

6 comments:

sofia barĂ£o said...

I feel the same. He is just a"true" person like us.

And I will remember where I was, on my bed, it was 5 am :)

Natalie Walton said...

He has done it all with such dignity, he's just an amazing person. And what an orator! Thanks, Sofia, for sharing your moment.

lisa tilse . the red thread said...

I was driving a lot yesterday, glued to the radio for updates. Each time I got out of the car I had to dry my eyes. It really was an emotional and momentous day. He absolutely rocks! And so do the American people for making it happen.

Natalie Walton said...

Lisa, I know. I'm so impressed that the people of America made this happen. I didn't want to get my hopes up after they voted in Bush for a second term at the last election. Then I didn't believe it was possible for that to happen so I definitely didn't want to get my hopes up this time. But, I have to say, if there is one good thing that Bush has done it has create a situation whereby people were ready for someone like Obama.

Lise said...

We are so blessed to live in such times that we such groundbreaking, monumental things to happen. Yes, I will remember this day as it was my 48th birthday and the best one on record! He is truly a lightworker helping to make the world a better place, he absolutely rocks! :^)

Natalie Walton said...

What a fantastic birthday present, Lise.

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