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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Slice of Life: Saturday's first round of crying
What a week!
There are historical events that have happened in my life, and I know exactly where I was at the time. On Saturday morning, I was in the passenger seat somewhere between Wellesley and Newton. For a variety of reasons, Garth and I were going back and forth between CNN news and FOX news as we listened to the turmoil around counting votes in swing states. We were listening to FOX when there was an announcement that Biden was declared the winner.
"Did you hear that?" I asked. "Did they just say what I think they said?"
I started to get shaky, and I clicked the dial to CNN.
Van Jones' interview had just started. As he talked about it being easier to be a dad, I thought I heard his voice crack, and my eyes filled up. As it became apparent that he was crying, even through the radio, the tears poured down my cheeks.
Garth looked over at me. "Are you crying?" he asked.
Yes I was.
I had many more crying moments throughout the day as waves of emotion came through. Those were waves I'll savor. Waves of such. great. relief.