Election Night 2008
Last night, Petra and I took the red line train downtown to meet with our friends at Miller’s Pub to watch the election on television and then walk over to Grant Park to watch Barack Obama speak at his last rally.
As we sat down amongst thousands and thousands of people, we really had no idea how moving and incredible the experience would be to witness the world change in an instant. As Barack Obama was announced the winner as the 44th president, the first black man to hold office, he spoke to the world and told us how he would help us to move ourselves forward.
The sense of humanity and something indescribable overtook everyone in the city. Being at the epicenter of the attention of the world at a certain and lasting time in history was something we will never forget. We can say that we were THERE. It will always remain as one of the most amazing nights of my life.