As I posted on my facebook page, my stomach is in knots today.
I am not going to spend a lot of time getting into it right now, but despite being Canadian, this election, like the past several U.S. elections, is quite important to me on a personal level.
Being married to an American, spending time travelling in the U.S. (and worrying about what might happen if we were in an accident or to get sick while there), thinking about how to insure that our children have the same rights as each other in terms of acquiring American citizenship etc. are all things that I think about often.
Nevermind what I truly feel is best for Americans.
I do not plan on staying up and watching the results come in. I anticipate a restless night though, waiting to know what the next four years have in store. I hope those voting are able to see beyond what they may consider their own "best interests" (i.e. their bank accounts) and vote for what I truly believe is best for the citizens of their country.
To quote one of my favourite singer-songwriters "I'm wishing you all of my best, on this Election Day."