If you're anything like me, you spent the last four nights glued to demconvention.com, Googling "what is a superdelegate?" and "singles who look like Barack Obama near me," and crying. Mostly crying. Crying tears of hope and joy and freedom. Seriously, I have not wept like this over a televised event since Rachel got off the plane.
And let's be real: The rhetoric that dominates presidential election cycles is often fraught with hurt and hate. But the Democratic National Convention brought a whole lot of beauty to our TV screens this week. It is with great pride in our nation and the resilience of my tear ducts that I present Your Crying Guide to the Democratic National Convention.
First tears: Cory Booker turning the words of OG Mom Maya Angelou into a rallying cry.
Michelle Obama serving First Lady realness in her already-iconic speech.
Mothers of the Movement proving that #blackgirlmagic can transfigure grief into hope.
A woman OLDER THAN HER RIGHT TO VOTE turning up for Hillary.
Khizr Khan, father of a Muslim-American killed in action, offering Donald Trump his personal copy of the Constitution.
Larry Sanders pledging Democrats Abroad delegates for Grandpa Bernie.
Bernie's move to make Hill's nomination official by acclamation.
OFFICIAL NOMINEE Hillary Clinton revealing herself by literally SHATTERING A WALL OF MEN.
Actual angel Meryl Streep descending upon the convention.
Watching Joe watch Barack.
Hillary's surprise appearance!!!
The epiphany that my childhood political icon, Albus Dumbledore, would undoubtedly be #withher.
But back to adult crying things. LIKE BALLOONS.
SO MANY BALLOONS.
Why am I crying over these dumb air-filled latex balls???
And finally - of course - Hillary goddamn Rodham Clinton's victory for people in America and women everywhere.
I probably missed things. I definitely missed things, because it's hard to watch a live stream through a tear stream. So comment with your best DNC crying moments, so we can continue to celebrate this moment in our country's history.