It is about time. For once (make that twice) , time has ruled in my favor. And victory sure tastes sweet.
Victory number 1: Barack Obama. Finally a Democrat is back in the office. Someone to bring up the nation from the disparity of the Bush Administration. In the beginning, and to a certain extent, now, I did not know that much about Barack Obama.
Victory number 2: I finally found my wallet, which contains, amongst other things, my library card. I was not able to visit the library for weeks. I was deprived of reading anything other than debate research.
So it struck me. I needed to read, and I had someone I wanted to read about. Without delay, I placed a hold on practically every book on Obama within my library network. When I finally made my way to the library, the books sat snuggled on the holds shelf.
I stacked the books in my hand, barely able to balance them to the checkout counter.
The first night I let them sit at the foot of my bed, as I was preoccupied with piles of homework and chores. The second night I cracked open the first book with Barack’s face on the cover.
I was delighted as I learned previously unknown information on our president elect. From Hawaii to Kenya to Chicago to Indonesia to Iraq. I became frustrated, twice shouting at the book, for the overused reference to Barack Obama as ‘Barry’.
I still have a lot more to read, (including Audacity of Hope)and I am looking forward to it.