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Election Day, Chicago

We arrived at Grant Park early, at 5pm. A crowd had amassed at the park’s gateway at Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue. You noticed the names of the streets – Washington, Adams, Congress, Grant – our shared pastime. We waited for our friends to arrive, our plus 1s. We talked. We stood in silence. We were on the verge of history and we could hardly find the words to express our excitement. My eyes have welled up many times anticipating this moment. Now we were here, with hopes and doubts and fears and joys. Read the rest of this entry »