Is the song playing as I watch CNN and watch history unfolding as Barack Obama becomes the official Democratic nominee for the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
Three years ago as a teacher I asked my students to draw a picture of what they would like to be when they grew up. Some drew portraits of doctors, others of football stars, and one student, Demba, whose parents were from Senegal, drew himself with a large smile slightly large ears standing behind a podium with the American flag behind him. “I’m going to be President one day” he said with a huge grin. I nodded encouragingly at him though I inwardly shook my head a bit sadly.
It happened. It really did. Perhaps Demba’s vision of a world where his skin or his name would not matter was true after all. Regardless of whether or not you are a fan of him or not, the fact that “Barack Obama may be our President in 2008” are words that can even be uttered is a phrase that continues to amaze me and yes it really is a beautiful day.