When Chinese citizen Guan Moye (pen name “Mo Yan”) was awarded this (2012) year’s Nobel Prize in literature, Christian Science Monitor reported he told prize organizers he was “overjoyed and scared” when he learned he won.
This is the best response I ever heard to what it feels like to win. This gives me a lot more empathy toward those who win. It also explains that look you see on the face of someone who has just been crowned beauty queen, just crossed the marathon finish line first, just slipped an engagement ring on a beloved’s finger.
Very soon, it will explain the look on the face of whoever wins the presidential election. Watch for it.