Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Slice of Life: Saturday's first round of crying

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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. 


  1. I too felt a surge of emotion Saturday. One of our slicing community emailed me. Sharing our relief from different geographic regions brought more joy. I don’t think we realize how much stress and trauma the past four years have brought us. Jan 20 can’t come soon enough.

  2. Makes me feel good to know I wasn't the only one with the tears of relief on Saturday. It was such an emotional day!

    Thanks for chatting earlier this afternoon too.

  3. I kept bursting into tears all day on Saturday! (Side note - I heard a rumor that the major news networks banded together to "force" Fox to be the ones to break the story first... I don't know if there is any real truth to that, but... lol.)

  4. Relief. Elation. Hope. And a wave of several other emotions were felt on Saturday.