A Change HAS Come

What country is this?

What time is it?

Where the hell am I?

No more “yes we can.”  Now it’s “YES, WE DID.”

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.

I’m still processing this phrase.  I’m still wrapping my head around this concept.  Maybe I’m just slightly whacked out from the three hours of sleep I got and maybe I just can’t quite believe this time it’s REAL.

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.

Damn.  Sorry if that’s not eloquent or profound.  I’m emotionally exhausted and totally tapped out.  I got nothing else.  Nothing but a complete understanding of what Michelle Obama meant when she spoke of the pride she felt for America.

I’ve yelled. I’ve screamed.  I’ve shouted.  I’m flying high in the friendly sky on a sugar rush.

Alright.  I admit it.  Words fail me.  I have none to properly assess the pure and unadulterated joy I feel.

I’ll update the blog when the words come.  Right now, let the music do the talking:

A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke

I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh and just like the river I’ve been running ever since
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

It’s been too hard living but I’m afraid to die
Cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie and I go downtown
somebody keep telling me don’t hang around
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother
And I say brother help me please
But he winds up knockin’ me
Back down on my knees

Ohhhhhhhhh…..

There been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able to carry on
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will