Slowly but surely I'm getting my bearings after five days in the hospital with pnuemonia. Its been almost 3 years (I think) or at least long enough for me to stop counting the months from the last time I was that sick. Five days of bad tv for the most part. The Iowa caucus lead-ins kept me entertained the best in spite of the glitz and glam of CNN style reporting that I find over done and extreme. It was Michelle Obama's presentation that I enjoyed the most! That sistah is fierce! Not in an in-your-face type way but she exuded strength and clarity and love in her spirit and persona that gave me confidence to support her husband for Presidency. Plus while listening to her I started communing with Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells and they approved so that was good enough for me.
Early this morning I listened to the victory speech and thought "my lord, what am I witnessing here?!!!" I'm wondering if the power in this man has less to do with addressing the horrid world political affairs (how can we NOT live with the current consequences beyond just another President?) and more to do with mental and emotional restoration. I mean, I know I've experienced some post-trauma, especially behind the 2004 elections that I've never been able to recover completely from.