I just went to the polls and voted. It kind of felt like a sacred duty. I was excited to go, and for the first time in at least eight years, I feel hopeful rather than depressed. I’m realizing how depressing these past eight years have been. I remember the last time Bush won and I was so upset, and I was talking about it with a Republican friend who just kind of stared and said, “Do really feel that strongly about it, or is it just today?” I stared back and just replied, “Yeah. I do feel that strongly about it.” What else could I say? So, once again I am hopeful. Very.