• Kathleen Cassen Mickelson

For a Moment, Our World was Giddy


Welcome to the post-election landscape. The political ads are done for now. A new president is ready to assume leadership like an adult, like someone who understands the importance of respectful communication and doesn’t go charging into the world arena like a sharp-horned angry bull.

All last week, my concentration ping-ponged between only two things: election news and pandemic news, election, pandemic, election, pandemic, and on and on. I suspect that’s true for most of the country as COVID numbers rose everywhere while waiting for election results. By Saturday, I was exhausted. But it didn’t stop me from raising a toast to Biden and Harris, from exhaling in relief that a change of the guard is coming. Mick and I poured shots of Redbreast Irish Whiskey, clinked our glasses, and ordered take-out from the Szechuan place in our neighborhood to celebrate. We later took a bottle of Prosecco down the block to our friends’ porch so we could all toast to Biden and Harris. Other friends texted us with their own celebratory glasses of bubbly.

For a moment, it felt like our world was giddy. Inauguration Day can’t get here soon enough. There’s a little more light in the world.

Let’s not just be well this week. Let’s sparkle.




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