The Return of the Jedi Moment

and why it felt different this election

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We needed a win.

This election wasn’t decided on the first night with a solid blue map, as some had hoped and even predicted. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ticked by, with slightly more hope for those of us rooting blue, but still nothing was official.

But they were just being cautious.

Waiting for the moment when they felt that no one could take it back. No court, no recount, no random influx of red mail in ballots would change the outcome.

Then we saw the celebrations.

It apparently wasn’t just us that felt this surge of relief, as soon after, CNN and Twitter and others started reporting on the massive celebrations across the nation.

Today changed all that.

We knew there was still Trump supporters out there, but we didn’t know how many existed.

It took the media, even Fox news, calling the election to get bring our victory bubbling over into the street.

As beautiful as the second Death Star’s defeat, seeing the screen call a victory for Biden was fulfilling in a way that I didn’t think was possible.

Like the Return of the Jedi, however, we can’t stop fighting.

The Empire didn’t cease to exist the moment the Death Star was destroyed. There were still several movies afterwards that showed it was still a part of the evil that had to be pushed against, now as the First Order.

I am a teacher, with two kids, recently diagnosed with Lupus, and possibly other auto-immune conditions, living life to the fullest, while managing symptoms.

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