Of course I'd been hoping it would pass, but I'd felt pretty jaded too. Maybe just blasé because it's been such a long haul, and I'm so used to the status quo. (Sort of like being on pilgrimage---I was shocked and moved to tears when the Atlantic Ocean finally appeared--it felt like all of a sudden, after 6 weeks of walking across Spain.)
And other things worried me more:
"I'd trade gay marriage for gun control," I said.
But when I heard it'd passed, I started to cry.
Happy, grateful, awed, yes, but also sad. Thinking of people I wish were here to see this...
I hardly ever cry.
Being a card-carrying Social Networker, I took my photo and posted it on FB. And here.