Yesterday I received a group e-mail from someone I dearly love. It was a “vent piece” about the election.
I know this sweet soul was deeply angered by the results on Tuesday, but the highly insulting tone of the letter truly made me sad. It troubled me so much because I, and others, were unceremoniously tossed into what I would call a basket.. why yes, a “basket of deplorables.” My faith was questioned along with every other value a human could possibly hold dear.
The irony is that no one, not even my husband, knows how (or if) I voted because honestly, it’s nobody’s business but my own.
If this person had regularly read my blog, she would have known that I had deep concerns with every single one of the candidates, and clearly- I was not alone. In the end, this election distilled itself into a political “Sophie’s choice” for so many Americans who reluctantly, bravely pulled the lever for the “lesser of two evils.” Can I hear some applause for those who stood in line to choose off a menu with nothing on it they actually liked??
Racist, sexist, homophobic, misogynist, xenophobic, uneducated, elitist, entitled..can we stop it already?
Do we really want to extend this period of high-insult?
Haven’t we had enough? Can we exit the “fun house” that we’ve been living in for the last year so we can get back to a life free from these horribly distorted representations of who we are?
Can we start by turning off the TV?
And to the one who sent me the letter- trust me, I get it..I know how upset you are. I’ve been there many times myself..and for all you know, I may be there now. But what I’ve learned over time is that this country was built to withstand incredible strain. It has survived and thrived in spite of leadership that was sometimes corrupt, racist, sexually immoral and every other ill you listed in your e-mail.
We will be OK…really, we will be OK.
In fact, we might be better than before..
Why not work for that?
And oh yeah,
I love you.💜