My beloved state did it. We passed marriage equality. WE DID IT!
I remember feeling something similar to this, but it pales in comparison to how I feel right this second. In 1991 the Minnesota Twins won the World Series. I was in college and not paying much attention to the series at all until there was a dull roar that grew and grew to such a racket that I looked out my dorm room, abandoning my studies. The 3000+ students that went to my small college had poured out of their dorms and were running down the streets cheering and smiling and jumping around like fools. It was contagious. I remember joining in even though I wasn’t a huge baseball fan, but it was infectious.
NOW I have a reason. I feel so overjoyed. I’m swept up in this euphoria, and wish I could be in downtown St. Paul right this moment to celebrate. I want to be with my teammates. I want to hug random strangers and say ridiculous things like, “We did it! We did it!”
Since I can’t be there celebrating, I’ll do it right from my office. I’ll tweet and Facebook and blog and text and call people. I’ve hugged my daughter silly, until she begged me to stop so she could breathe again. And now I’ll go to work where I have to pretend to not care. But I care so much. I care all the way to the rainbow and back.