Xian-Terra Cotta Soldiers-ELECTION DAY
05.11.2008 - 05.11.2008
Election day in the states. I called my Grandma to see if she voted and then called my parents. I just needed to know what was going on. Both said they voted and that they were tired of all the ads and were ready for it to be over. I started to feel a bit of excitement in the air. We had such a nice time last night with Sheryl taking about religion and politics. She is a very intelligent, deep and beautiful woman. She told us about her personal life and her struggles with caring for her family. She has had some tough times but has come through with deep insight. She shared so much, more than I can share here. I was impressed with her communication skills, she spoke excellent english.
We met her in the lobby and headed off to the Terra cotta soldiers. We talked the whole way there. She never once faced the front the car, she was constantly turned facing the back seat as we spoke about being in reaction and past, present, future, living in the now. It was one big kumbaya moment after the other. :-)
As for the Terra Cotta soldiers, we couldn't have been in a better place on Election day. The guide told us a great story about when Bill Clinton had come to visit and how profoundly moved he was when he saw the soldiers. This is the 8th Wonder of world. What a perfect place to be of all days. I'm a big Clinton fan and it just made me smile when he told us of his visit.
When we left the hotel they hadn't called Penn or Florida yet. I knew if Obama won those two he would win. We waited until later before we heard that he had won Florida.... Still waiting... our guide had a friend who lived in Oklahoma, red state, she called him and he told us that Obama had won Pennsylvania. Now I just needed to hear the delegate count but my gut said it was over. By the time we got back to the city it was a couple of hours later. On our way to dinner we stopped for a famous foot massage. We sat in a room, just the two of us, two girls and a T.V. suspended from the ceiling. I couldn't resist grabbing the remote control and turning on the T.V. just as BBC was showing Obama the next President-Elect of USA. I was tearful, not just from the girl sticking that piece of wood in the bottom of my foot but to see the elation of everyone at the park in Chicago. I was so emotional, I couldn't believe it. It was a moment I will never forget. After dinner I stayed up and watched as much english T.V. as I could before turning the channel to a chinese station. Everyone was excited even the chinese people. I wished for that moment I was at home celebrating with all the other people who had been on this ride. It was a fantastic day and I am so grateful. Change is in the air.
Now I just needed to see it in print and I would be happy, any news paper would do.