I was in the crowd at Real Art Ways tonight as the election outcome became evident. Ohio was called for Obama - and electoral geeks smiled. But when NBC officially called it for Obama - well, the place went wild.
I was glad to be out among friends, among believers, as the election results came down. And tonight, I go to sleep with a heart that is a bit lighter, a spirit that is a bit more joyful. There are still problems, still struggles, still many mountains to climb. But for the first time in so many years - there is hope.
Congratulations, President-elect Obama. Congratulations, America.