... to witness a moment of history like this.
... to see the number of people so hopeful for this type of change.
... to see the number of people so fearful of this type of change.
... to see the number of people outraged at this type of change.
... by the amount of hateful language, spewed by people on each and every side of the argument.
... by our inability to embrace cooperative conversation and mutual discussion over pejorative remarks and closed-mindedness.
... by fear in general and that which we all do not know, nor fully understand.
... by dishonesty on all accounts.
... by the notion of what "journalism" has become.
... by the hope of what this could mean.
... by what this legislation could do for our “tired, [our] poor, [our] huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of [our] teeming shore.”
… by my hopefulness and it being repeatedly referred to as naiveté.
… by more things than I can list.
Yet I am comforted, and can still go to sleep.
For I know the Divine stands by each and every one of God’s children. I hope that others can trust in, and find comfort in the One that is, was, and always will be, seeking guidance and truth, that all of God’s children may be free.