Taking the long walk home up the hill on election day yesterday I saw a sight I will never forget. A school bus loaded with children pulled across the intersection and stopped to let several kids out. Every window of the bus was open with a child leaning out shouting and waving, and from a block away I could hear the kids as it approached chanting “O-ba-ma, O-ba-ma” over and over. I raised my arms and waved at them. The chanting never stopped as four or five of them got out and jumped up and down as they ran off, all the time chanting along with the busload as it pulled off down the street. I pictured several hundred other Boston school buses running their routes the rest of the afternoon, all like that one, loaded with excited dancing children all shouting for Obama. These kids are growing up in a new world. It’s going to be interesting, very very interesting…. and beautiful….
And there are children being born all over the world being named “Barack” and “Obama” and “Michelle”.