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I am sitting alone in my hotel room in New York. Watching the American election. Watching a new President being elected. President Barack Hussein Obama.

I am crying on my own…

I didn’t think this would ever be possible. I am not crying for Obama. I am crying for freedom. I am crying for all those people in America and across the world who lived and died for this. Do you know what this means? To us? To the world? Barack Obama. A black man. A black man has been elected the President of the United States of America.

I know that you elected him because he is the best guy for the job. Not because he is black. But it means something else to us. There is hope. Just a tiny little sunshine in this world.

You fucking Americans. You drive me fucking crazy. You bitch. You moan. You go to senseless wars. And then you do this…

You fucking Americans…

Tonight I love you more than you will know. My soul has been heavy over the last few weeks. Not because of this election. Because of this world. The kids out there dying from dirty water. The men dying in wars. The women dying along the road looking for a better place. The world is one fucked-up place. And it feels heavy on my soul. Too heavy. But tonight you made it a little bit lighter. I know we are not alone. I know we are not fighting on our own. You are with us. At least for tonight. Tonight is ours.

You fucking Americans…

Just when we are about to give up hope. Give up on you. You do this. You give hope back.

This will go out to the world. Anything can happen. Anything is possible. Anything…

Tomorrow we will continue our struggle to make this world a better place. We will fight a good fight. We will take another step. Just one step. But with a bit of bounce in it. Because we can bring hope to those who have given up. We can point to America and say, “See. See what they have done? Never give up. Never, ever give up.”

You fucking Americans…

I am proud to live with you in your beautiful country today. I am honored to share your space. I am not American. But today I am. I am American. We all are. We are the hope you bring when you stand up straight and shine a little light on this world.

You fucking Americans…

I am alone in my room. But I have never felt this close to people outside my beautiful home called Africa.

I am African. I am American.

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Sorry about the swearing. I try not to use too many swear words in my posts. But not tonight. There was no other way to say what I felt.

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