by Claire Faugeroux

It was the day Barack Obama was elected President. There was something of an electric, warm, exciting - sexy, even - vibe filling in both the streets and our hearts. I looked at him looking at the screen, twisting his hands awkwardly. Maybe it was just the context - but I felt closer to him than ever. I let my fingers lightly touch his. "Yes, we can," he answered.


Claire Faugeroux is a French-Dutch freelance writer working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has worked in a publishing house and in a public library in France - so basically, she always tries to be surrounded by books and words. In 2012, she founded an online cultural magazine (in French), larevuey.com. More info here.