As the US seeks a diplomatic solution in Syria I am left feeling a great deal of hope for the US administration.
Obama seems so much more circumspect and instills in me so much more faith than Bush.
I know I speak from the other side of the pond, but our eyes are coached into watching America from a young age.
And for the first time in a long time I find that my eyes are showing me more hope and allowing less room for cynicism.
On a day that caused so much pain for so many Americans, it is somehow even more significant that their politics seems to have grown from the experience.