I was reading the paper when I heard the news. It’s a magnificent Fall day here in DC. In the hour or so afterwards, we saw children waving American Flags in the Palisades neighborhood as cars honked and folks cheered. On my phone, the video of New York City erupting in spontaneous joy. A colleague texted about the prospect of four years freed from the negative headspace of her twitter feed–able to focus on science instead of fear.
Having worked on the Cancer Moonshot during the Obama Administration and personally witnessed the leadership of our new President-elect, I am optimistic. We used our vote to chose well.