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floating down to earth

My friend Bruce has just sent the following link to a funny video about the aftermath of the election: Obama supporters having difficulty adjusting to an incomprehensible new world.

This has been the first election fought as much on the Internet as anywhere else; so much interesting, clever, moving material emerged.  I won’t forget a gorgeous little movie about the respect both ordinary and important Israelis felt for Obama; it made me weep.  And of course, the endless blogs.  All of us are alone out here with our little clicking machines, tuning in to site after site, posting our reactions to each other – entering, navigating this strange new world-on-a-screen that is so very noisy and at the same time, completely silent.
The weather these post-election days has been stunning – yes, even Mother Nature approves of the election results and has sent a November sun to reward us all.  Well no, on second thought it has been pouring in Vancouver and my friends Sarah and Ben just went to the Cayman Islands in time for a hurricane.  But here in Toronto, the skies are smiling Obama-like, even as leaves shower down with every breeze.  
So an intelligent, humane, thoughtful man will soon be running the most powerful country on earth. As the video says, we’re a bit shell-shocked out here that for once the good guys won.  



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