How’s everyone doing today? Honestly, I still feel like I’m in shock. My mixed bag of emotions includes sadness, disbelief, anger, and grief for what could have been.
But I also feel an overwhelming love for the people in this country, especially my friends and family who now face the very real possibility that hardship awaits. I believe we can all do good in spite of the roadblock we’ve found ourselves up against. I believe we can claim the power in our own lives to effect change and help others. This love and these beliefs are what I’m clinging to.
Today, I’m bummed…because I really, really, really wanted a woman in The White House. I’m mourning for our country and how it would have felt to have her, despite facing a loud-mouthed male opponent, come out on top. I was counting so much on the tears I would shed for her victory that I never considered the tears I would shed for us all if she lost.
Tomorrow, the fight continues.
Here are some links pertaining to last night’s results…
A transcript of Donald Trump’s victory speech.
The electorate has, in its plurality, decided to live in Trump’s world.
This is how much America hates women.
What will I tell my children?
Feeling homeless in America.
How the future voted.
“To all the little girls…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world.” – Hillary Clinton
And here are a dozen non-election links, if you’re in need of a diversion…
A trove of historical gold from the attics and shoeboxes of Virginia.
Prince Michael Jackson can’t sing or dance.
Stanford sexual assault case survivor speaks out.
Samantha Bee condemns Catholic hospitals.
Watched this documentary recently and would highly recommend.
A swoon-worthy light fixture, if you’re in the market.
Is Barbara Bush four feet tall? Siri thinks so.
Lindsay Lohan NEVER disappoints.
‘Afghan Girl’ is arrested in Pakistan.
Female medical detective is such a bad-ass job title tho.
How to deal with jet lag.
Such a sweet story.