Tucked in the celebrative and cartharic tones and images of last night were two speeches, one by Joe Biden, the president elect, and the other by Kamala Harris, the vice president elect. Both speeches were uplifting and substantive. If they suggested a return to normal, it was a new normal, structured by deadly pandemic, racial inequality, economic distress, climate disruption, and, not least, democratic possibility. Neither speech even hinted at a resumption of the pre-Trump “Glory Days.” No plan of action was offered for sure, but this wasn’t the occasion for it. That lies in the future and will be the handiwork of the new administration, the new Congress, and all of us. One job done, another one ahead of us.