And it hurt.
Like millions of Americans I watched the election with enough anxiety to wipe out a country. I wasn’t going to vote. I’ve never voted. I live in a state where the vote for President barely counts. But as I saw the numbers leaning towards trump I threw on my shoes and raced to the polls. I was the last and only one there. They were folding up chairs and putting away the coffee and donuts. Yes, in my little town, we get coffee and donuts when we vote.
I voted for Hillary. Thinking maybe my ONE vote would change the world. Yeah.
I’m embarrassed to say that I have been so obsessed with the Presidential Election that I didn’t have a clue there’d be so many local people to vote for. It ignorantly didn’t even occur to me to be informed. So I voted every other. Give both parties a chance. Democrat. Then Republican. If I was going to vote blindly, I at least wanted to be fair.
And I voted to legalize marijuana. That just seemed like good timing.
Went home and slapped my ‘I voted’ sticker on a bottle of wine and drank. Stunned. Like just about everyone. Sick to my stomach with the knowledge that our world that we live in has just flipped itself upside down. Some may be happy about that, but myself, I really liked the fantasy of a classy President and Family. One that hasn’t boasted about grabbing women by their …. well, you know and without their consent (this seems like an important point).
That said. Unless the moon falls out of the sky, he is going to be the President. I think we can handle it. I’ve been in BAD relationships that lasted longer than four years and survived.
Facebook. That’s another story. I’m not sure I can survive Facebook and the cruel awful generalized judgements and blanket statements that are being hurled back and forth between all sides. Losers and Winners. GAH. STOP. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I miss the good ‘ole days of Selfies and Recipe posts.
People be kind!! Raise the bar a little.
Trumps campaign caused people to fear each other, provoking anger and division where there was once the beginnings of love and peace but now he has an opportunity to change that. And I hope he does. Maybe the Whitehouse will make him a better man. Everyone deserves the chance to change.
I hope I reread this post in a couple of years and am given the chance to eat my words. I hope he really is Great. For America and all its People I Pray he really is Great.
Inhale. Exhale. It’s all good.