6am in Sydney 5 November 08Posted by Fantastic Four in Dreams, Inspirational, Life, Politics, World Affairs, Worthy Causes.
Tags: 2008 US elections, nervous excitement, Obama, USA
I wake up sharp at 6am, after a night of dreams, tossing and turning. I can’t stay in bed.
As soon as I get up what do I do?
Wash my face?
Brush my teeth?
Brush my hair?
Put clothes on?
What do I do?
I turn on the TV and log on to follow the news and the election.
What is happening to my body?
There is a lump in my throat, butterflies in my stomach, I am so nervous and excited my breathing more shallow today. It feels like my heart doesn’t fit in my chest.
I surely can’t be the only one. If this Turkish – Australian dual citizen living in Sydney feels so emotionally involved with the imminent change in the fate of a country, how must my American friends who live there, and who are voting for change, be feeling? I am not embarrassed to feel this way, this emotionally involved, because I care.
Please please please, may the whole world celebrate tonight and tomorrow the winds of change?
I have to link this, as it is one of the most profound, inspirational speeches a politician has ever given. What a brilliant orator! Talk about goosebumps! Under normal circumstances, I don’t even listen to a speech of a politician promising a world of progress and wealth, let alone getting goosebumps and lumpy throat.
PS: I did wash my face, brush my teeth and hair, and did get dressed, but only after reading/looking at the news!