Alert: Photos are some my daughter took of mushrooms in her yard, and I love them.
Plus I have no photos that reflect my subject matter today.
OK, he won the election. He's going to be the President of this country.
To say that I am appalled doesn't really cover it.
It's truly almost inconceivable to me.
And it's not so much that people didn't want HER. I kind of understand that. She did have a lot of baggage.
I really loved Bernie.
My problem lies here: how did people gloss over, jump over, totally ignore his racism, his hatefulness, his misogyny, his lack of character, to decide that he would make a good president???
Perfectly sane, good people. Because I believe they are. They did some kind of mental gymnastics, to make it work. For their party? For what?
That's where I'm lost.
I grew up in the 60's, and too well I remember how it was. How we never want it to be again.
It wasn't even that he was educated, or brilliant, or had a PLAN.
None of the above.
Redeeming qualities? Rich? Famous? Tells it like it is?? REALLY?? If that's how "it is" to those folks who bought it, then I am sorry. Sorry for their lack of insight.
But here we are, and this is what we have. I truly believe that the people that supported him are going to be disappointed, maybe not as disappointed as the rest of us, but disappointed just the same.
I fear for our country, I abhor the violence and the division that is bound to happen.
For all the rhetoric, we AREN'T going to work together, because our core values are so different.
I admit that I got myself in an awful state over this election. I tried to understand how he could be acceptable to anyone.
Facebook drove me crazy. I was sickened and a little obsessed. I unfollowed several acquaintances, so I wouldn't have to see their continual onslaught.
Then one day, after the election results were known, I posted an encouraging meme about what we have to do now, to get over it.
A long time friend, and converted Christian right, commented: "Enough already."
So just for curiosity's sake, I went over to her page, since I unfollowed her some time ago. I wanted to see if perhaps, she was taking the high road, and not posting political stuff, hence her admonition to me.
But NO, not the case. She was posting pictures of her 'adorable, deplorable, Trump necklace, plus much more.
OK, I admit it. I lost it.
I unfriended her immediately.
I then questioned my action, but came up with this.
I never see her. She drives by my house often, she never stops.
She never calls me.
I've invited her for lunch many times, but she is too busy.
We used to be great friends, many years ago.
Times have changed. We have changed. We have lost our connection.
And she thinks it okay to dismiss my pain on my page, while she still gloats over on hers.
So this election has done one thing for me. It has made me very aware that FB is my distraction, when I want it to be, and it's a way of keeping in touch with people who I do have a connection with, who do call me, who do email me, or message me, or in some way are part of my life.
There are people on my FB friend list that I have not actually met, like some of my baby wrap or blogger friends, but we have a connection none the less.
And I have decided that anyone who posts things that I find offensive, is gone. Period.
It's my choice, and I am not going to be aggravated on a daily basis. The end. Differing opinions are fine, as long as they are delivered respectfully.
I know that my life here on earth is limited, more so than ever at my age, and I know also that I can not change any of what is happening globally.
I can only live my best life, be my kindest self, my most generous, and loving self.
And first off, that means loving myself.