"And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of our world — our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared...
... a world was connected by our own science and imagination."
~Barack Obama, victory speech, November 4th, 2008
Obama's speech Tuesday night acknowledged that the world has, despite its differences and warfare, become one. His mention of " our stories" and his reference to the internet resonated with me of course. He gets it. He understands that people everywhere are becoming aware of the lives, dreams and hopes of others around the globe. He understands that the things we do and the way we live affects the rest of the world, as the actions of the rest of the world also affects us. His goals for the future are all based in this understanding. It has been said that politics is how things get done. Mr. Obama is also aware that politics is not an end in itself. May he succeed in reaching those goals: with politics, in spite of politics, and beyond politics.