Well, first, wow. That was an amazing election last night. The great turnout, the enormity of significance. But I’ll leave it at that. There are other sites for those observations.
I don’t quite know how it happened, but I think I just bought this piece of artwork for my wife, Lisa (and, yeah, for me and our children, too):
The drawing is by Greg Ruth, as part of his inspiring THE 52 WEEKS PROJECT. As Greg wrote today:
Today’s installment is a special one, and it couldn’t really wait till next Monday. Yesterday something truly historic and remarkable happened on many fronts. Whatever your political bent, or choice for office yesterday’s massive voter turnout should be an occasion for us all to be proud. We’ve got a long road ahead of us all, but we can take a moment to pause and take in just how profoundly important this week’s election truly was. I’m agog at what just happened, and I salute all of you today for showing up and putting your name in the hat and making your voice heard. Well done, folks!
Yes, I’ve been looking for a reason to own something by Greg. After all, he is illustrating our upcoming picture book, A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade, due in 2010. (And how lucky does that make me?!) But mostly, I wanted a document. Something that said, “Yeah, I was there.”
I believe it was a great day for America.