Tonight I felt the most joy I have experienced in many days.  It is wonderful to see our country take this incredible step in a brand new direction.

The problem, of course, is that I wished for every moment of Obama’s speech that Silas was in my arms all brand new listening to words I would tell him about many years down the road.

This is good, though.  This is proof of good.  We need this stunning beauty in our lives and it gives us hope that sadness can be beaten if we all try hard enough.

That’s what did it.  People tried so damn hard for so many days in a row.  Their effort was contagious and it swept us all into a whole new realm of possibility.