Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Overjoyed


I need not bring attention to the historic relevance of this day. I need not commend the valiant efforts of this man and the people who labored by his side. I need not because I hope you already share the same overjoyed sentiments that I am feeling right now.

But what I will do is thank God for the opportunity to witness the realization of a dream several centuries in the making. I will remember the time my High School guidance counselor told me, an A+ involved student, that I couldn't get into NYU. I will remember when my computer science professor at NYU told me he didn't expect me get give a clever answer in front a lecture room. I will remember when I was constantly reminded of my demographic's low graduation rate. I will remember what I defiantly yet innocently knew then in my youth and am assured today with mature conviction...Yes I Can!

Thank you Mr. President.

~CD

5 comments :

Barkley said...

I think that everyone who "looks like us" has had similar experiences. I graduated from Duke and I find myself feeling the need to prove that I earned my degree on a daily basis. Maybe now people will realize that we aren't an exception to the rule, but maybe we are the definition of a new one. Love the blog BTW. I am glad that you are back.

Christina said...

What an amazing day this has been!

a little sewing on the side said...

Wonderful time to be an American! This is the first time I have enthusiastically supported a candiate since George McGovern. Yes it has been a long, long wait.

I am nominating you for a Kreativ Blog Award- your work is fabulous!

Cennetta said...

The tears came again while reading your post.

2fun4u said...

I just found your blog, and just read this post. Now I need to find some tissue. Thanks for sharing,
Diane
www.2fun4u.wordpress.com