It’s very late here in France. I heard the VP news first from my son Ralph — he texted the family chat with one word: Kamala

My heart about stopped. Then my phone rang. it was my dear friend Laura Mayes calling from Texas. When I answered the phone we both shouted KAMALA. She said: Is this what hope feels like?

ALL the heart eyes.

Need a place to share your joy? The comments are open. Or you can cheer with me on these Instagram and Twitter posts. (Celebratory comments only — this is not a discussion post. Feel free to move along if you’re not in the mood to celebrate.)

P.S. — Kamala Harris is from Oakland, and she launched her presidential campaign from Oakland. My family was there and I’m so glad.