Yes, it's true. Despite my long-held former position, I decided that this wasn't a moment that I wanted to let pass me by. The German, who is also a first-time voter, had already cast his vote during the early voting stage but I wanted to wait until today so that I could be a part of the energy that will propel millions of people to make a decision about the future direction of this country. While watching television this morning, I saw someone reading this ad. It really touched me and I thought others might like it, too. It really describes how I've been feeling about this liminal period in history.
There is a moment, a simple moment, before history gets recorded.
Before it goes in the books.
Before it appears as a question on a game show.
Or, on a midterm exam.
A moment right before the headline is written.
There is a moment when history lives in the present.
When we can watch it unfold in real time, right before our eyes.
And we can all assume our place in it.
Some people live for history
We live for the moment just before.
-CNN ad in the New York Times