Obama will be introduced in about eight minutes, to give his speech accepting the democratic nomination. Right now, commentators are heatedly discussing what Obama needs to say, how he needs to say it, what the speech must do.
But my eyes are on the crowd: more than 70,000 people waving American flags, singing or swaying to music, eyes bright, looking ecstatic.
Just to hear a man give a speech.
Just to hear this man give this speech.
I feel hope. I feel mushy. I wish my walls were soundproof, because I predict that I'll be sobbing through the next hour or so.