A friend writes five minutes after Ohio has been called for Obama and says that he’s immediately fallen in love with my state now.
I feel the same way, with a small variation on the feeling, though. I feel like that unsure partner who receives a sign that perhaps it’s okay to put yourself back into this relationship wholeheartedly. In my house, everyone watching the election together burst into a collective cheer, then a huge sigh of relief. It seems something was settled for us.
I hope that feeling can last.