This is NOT meant to be a political blog...but this election has been so very important to me personally.
I just can't resist posting these pictures - it gives us a tiny peek into the very human and everyday aspects of a campaign.
It's been such a long journey and I (along with a zillion other volunteers) proudly worked to help make this happen.
It's true that every election is significant.
But it's also true that it's impossible to exaggerate the special significance of this one.
The days of racial divide is gone forever.
From now on, when people around the world hear us say that we believe all Americans are created equal, with equal rights and opportunities under the Constitution, they'll know we really mean it.
I will get back to painting again, but right now I am still blown away by the results of this election and haven't "calmed down" yet...it still makes me cry to think about it.
On the domestic front, we will soon have a president who believes in: civil rights; women's rights; gay rights; workers' rights; universal health care; protecting the environment; and making our schools, again, the best in the world.
On the global front, we will soon have a president who believes in: ending the war in Iraq, obeying international law, leading the fight against global warming, favoring diplomacy over bombs, and working with our allies as a partner rather than a schoolyard bully.
It's a new day and a new beginning.
I've never been so proud to be an American.