Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What the What?

I didn't actually feel all that confident.
Had to be talked down off the ledge a few times.
And yet, secretly, in my heart of hearts
I thought that there was NO WAY.

And yet, way.

I can't really froth at the mouth in this space (I have family who read this whose consciences are apparently vastly different from mine. They are not surprised by this.). But I just want to say this: I got about four hours of very restless sleep last night. And as I tossed and turned, I realized that I felt the exact same way that I did when I found out that my mother's cancer had spread. And just like then, I think I'm going to grieve for a bit and then get back up and keep trying to make the world a better place.

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  1. I have never felt so ashamed of my country, ever. I wanted to think that This Is Not Who We Are, but obviously, it is who America is.

    The cliche of the Ugly American is no longer a cliche.

    I'm so sad.

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  2. Which is all any of us can do, really. I feel like I've been punched in the gut. I never, ever believed it would turn out this way.

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  3. Amen. My heart is broken but "when they go low, we go high." Nothing else we can do.

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  4. I refused to watch but somehow when I woke up this morning still laying in bed the dread came over me and I knew. the only thing we can do now it to counter all that hate with love, stand up for and by anyone we see who is being treated with hatefulness because of the color of their skin, their religion, or their sexual orientation.

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  5. sorry for your loss, but be advised that moving to Canada probably isn't the solution; they have strict immigration laws, HA

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  6. I got little sleep last night as well.
    I think everyone is in a little shock... it was a hard election for everyone.
    Now, we just need to settle back into life... & learn to work with each other. Bring kindness back in.
    Go get a donut today ;) It makes everything better

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  7. I don't know how long it will take for me to get over the shock and dread.

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  8. So there we are you and us....USA and UK...what can we do but carry on, keep loving, keep caring in the place where we are planted....and have a bit of fun from time to time. Love from the other side.xx

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  9. I'm still utterly numb and confused. I want to write, to spell out my anger and disgust but the words will not come. All the while a piece of filth daily moves closer to taking over control of this country.

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  10. Who knows what to expect from this guy? I think that's what bothers people the most. The unknown is even scarier if your financial and physical health are already in jeopardy.

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  11. I opened my tablet this morning and saw the cover of Time Magazine. It made me sick.

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  12. Was in shock, listening to the acceptance speech in traffic, seeing other shocked faces all around me. Hopefully he'll back down on most things he promised anyway, and good to understand and don't forget, he wasn't really picked on a popular majority, so chin up.

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