The election results in Mercatale

This morning I woke with Joy in my heart. Jonathan called me up from New York this morning at 6:30 am Italian time to tell me the news and I ran up to hug my friend Caroline and then drove down to the village, running into the bar with my hands waving, saying, have you heard the news?!?! The world has won!!!” and then I drank down my cappuccino without needing any sugar. No one can know where we will go from here, but what an amazing distance we have come.
I had a hard time keeping my focus on making scones and coffee–I just wanted to hug everybody. Still, breakfast was made and then we were off to the market in Umbertide to admire the fresh and dried porcini, onions braided together by their stems and tables bursting one after the other with artichokes, cardi, clementines, apples and greens of every sort.
It is a lovely day, a sunny, sun showered, beautiful day.
To each and everyone–to all who work for freedom and peace everywhere–at home, away, in towns, villages, living rooms, board rooms, and in the army, navy, air force and marines, I say thank you from one heart to another.

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