You know, the future is a funny thing. What is clear one moment, the next is not. What is a future of hope soon becomes a future of bleakness. The future is but a figment of our imagination, shifting with the tides of time and consciousness, altering as the present slips into the past.
We learn lessons about the future as it unfolds. Tonight we did not fix this country or this world, but we took a step towards it. In a time of uncertainty and concern, a nation came together to elect a man president, not because he is a Democrat or because he is African-American, but because he is the right man for the right time. It was an extraordinary thing to bear witness to. A very grim future tonight became just a little bit more encouraging. However, as evidenced by the deplorable booing during John McCain’s very noble and honest speech, we have quite a long way to go.
Forget the slogans. Forget the signs and the t-shirts and the buttons. Forget the parties, the partisanship, forget the borders. Forget your sentimentality. Forget your movements and your protests. They don’t mean anything. We’re moving now. On this day and days to live. Blazing and screaming into the heart of the sun.