The final votes were tallied today, and C.O. Bradford conceded the race for District Attorney, making former Judge Pat Lykos the new boss at the D.A.'s Office.
And immediately around the Office, rumors of changes and firings and hirings began to swirl.
I'm reminded of a story that one of my favorite professors at U.H. Law School, the late Yale Rosenberg, told his students before their first law school final. We were all extremely nervous.
He relayed a story of going with his big brother to Coney Island when he was a little kid, and subsequently freaking out on one of the roller coasters as it approached its first big dive.
Professor Rosenberg said that his brother looked over at him and told him the following words:
"Sit down. Shut up. Hold on. And it will all be okay."
His words applied very well to a room full of nervous law students.
I think that they apply here very well, too.
Change is always scary, folks. But the anticipation of it is much often worse than the reality.