I'm alive to see a moment that has left me speechless. I'm a crying puddle of pride, emotion and hope. There will be plenty of other people more eloquent than me with much more at stake and stronger claims to this moment. But as an American and a citizen of the world, a world broken by years of gleeful ignorance, arrogance and cruelty--this is a moment I feel is burnished into my heart and soul.
This could not happen in any other country in the world. This could not happen at a more crucial moment in our history and identities.
I am grateful, joyous and full of love for my country and fellow countrymen.