When I finally left the office on election night, the election hadn’t yet been called in Barack Obama’s favor.
The lights in the office were out, traffic on the road was nonexistent, and it was still.
There was no wind, no road noise, just … quiet.
There were few, if any clouds in the sky, and the stars twinkled vividly.
I stood still in front of our door, enjoying the calmness, the quiet, the solitude.