Capturing the Moment
As a man, I know I'm not supposed to shed tears except for deaths in the family, but I've got to admit that reading Nancy Gibbs' article on Barack Obama in this week's commemorative issue made my eyes misty [Nov. 17]. These were tears not of sorrow but of sheer appreciation for a wonderfully expressed essay about this transcendent moment in American history. Hervie Haufler,
Shelburne, Vermont

As I read Gibbs' wonderful prose on this historic election, I felt the same surge...

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