Kerry conceded and life goes on.
I'm back from Washington, DC safe and sound. It's great to be home. My family was happy to see me. Dellis is still in recovery mode and Scooter as a teenager was busy not having anything to do with me, so I slept (hibernated) for close to twelve hours. I don't feel any worse for the wear.
The sun came up this morning and I'll be going to work later today. These are the last shots of Washington DC that I thought might be good to share.
This is Union Station. It was a great place for me to have lunch on Tuesday, but I voted not to have the tuna sandwich.
It's filled with shops and places to eat. Crazy as it might sound, I understand you can also catch a train there. Really a fascinating place.
An interior of the mall at Union Station in Washington, DC.
I've spent part of the morning consoling friends who are saddened by Kerry's loss in the election. I take too much pride in being a level-headed and responsible person to let the election results get me down.
I love hot-dog carts. Not too crazy about food-poisoning, but we all make our choices in life.
I know what happens in Washington may have a great affect on my life or the lives of my children and I would never want people to think that it doesn't matter who leads this country.
Japanese Maple trees in the courtyard to the CBS Newspath office.
It matters greatly who leads this country, but what matters even more to me is who leads my life. I do. I'm happy because nobody has a greater impact on the quality of my life than me. How I live as a person of courage, intelligence, and character will influence the lives of my family and the people around me more than who sits in the big chair in the oval office.
As things stand for the world I live in, the quality of my life is determined more by the choices I make for myself. I work for a living and like I said, today I'll be going to work. Chances are, I'll do the same tomorrow. There may be repercussions that affect me down the line, but my world isn't any more or less perfect for the results of the election.
I don't expect to live in a perfect world. Being the optimist that I am (stop laughing), I'm going to be okay with working towards making the world better in all the ways that I can. That usually means just being a decent human being. So, keep it in mind, the election is done, but regardless of the final tally, it ain't ever really over.