Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Americans voting...

I went to work early so I could come home at a decent hour to watch the returns. I don't remember this much excitement about an election, EVER. I stopped and picked up a really bad pizza and I've had a couple of cokes, and I'm back and forth between the net and cable.

Surfing the net, I came across all of these pics at The Huffington Post. I got completely choked up looking at them, and so I've posted some of them here, so you can get choked up too. If anyone asks, what does it mean to be an American? These pictures tell it all. Look at the variety of people voting, and the variety of circumstances under which people vote...these pics DEFINE us. It's enough to make your heart burst.

LaMadera, NM

Rabbit Hash, KY

Brooklyn, NY

Greenville, SC (that's a 105 year old woman, getting a little help voting)

Intercourse, PA

Dearborn, MI

Venice, CA

Smut Eye, AL

Dearborn, MI

Ruby, NE


Robbie said...

It's a great day in America. And, I hope the beginning of something good. Those pictures were great! I regret not snapping some this morning.

Cynthia said...

I did get choked up. When I see pictures like that, I feel good about being an American. That's us out there, and it's beautiful.

emmapeelDallas said...

Yeah, that's it exactly. Diversity...that's a beautiful thing.

Chris said...

What an incredible collection of pictures. We are lucky.

Diane said...

I love the diversity.

I wish all of us could celebrate that.