A few months ago I came across a Carolyn Hax advice column in the Washington Post. The question was what to do about longtime friends who are suddenly more secure in voicing their beliefs and values that turn out to go against the core of who you are and what you believe. Do you stick…
Fuji X100T and the Women’s March on Washington.
I assumed our needs were the same when I even bothered to think about them.
Do you see that the anger people are expressing over the election is really hurt? Hurt over feeling like their voices are never heard? Hurt by the accusations slung their way (both sides)? Hurt that friends and family can think so little of them based on who they voted for (both sides)?
I’m tired, you guys. Really f’ing tired.
I’ve been reading FB and Twitter posts and I hear a lot of angry, hurt, scared people wondering what happens next. And I absorb that anger and hurt and fright. I can’t help it, it’s the way my body and brain are wired. I’m learning to balance feeling all the feelings and ignoring everything. It’s hard work but I’m learning.
What do you tell your children this day after the election? You ask them what they are most worried about. Immigrants being deported? The repeal of LGBQT rights? Decreased funding for programs which provide a safety net for the most vulnerable?
I’m devastated. I’m in shock and watched my 14-year-old burst into tears this morning when I told her the election results.