This guy and his mama came over today.
Mr. Moon asked me what we did.
"Well, we kept each other from killing ourselves," I said.
So. You know. That was good.
It's not getting any easier or less unbelievable is it?
Well. We're still here.
Let's keep on doing that. Being here. However you do that. Do it.
And please- one thing- let's try to avoid misdirected anger and frustration. Let's try to hold each other as gently as we can.
Thanks for listening.
Yes, good advice. And cute biker.ReplyDelete
He has no idea. And maybe, just maybe, he'll never have to.Delete
I have not commented before, though I visit every day. But, your blog was one that I eagerly came to today, to be in the presence of others who are stunned by the election. It is at least soothing to me to know that there is a community of folks who I can relate to. As someone who grew up in Idaho and as an adult never felt like the politics there represented me, I now reside in Oregon, where at least I am among people that I can identify with. But, so many of the people I grew up with are gleeful at Trump's election and I need a community of people I can relate to, that I feel are smart and sane and loving. You've helped me with that, as are those that comment on your blog so...I thought I'd tell you that and be a bit more vocal in the comments. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I had a beloved sister-in-law whose name was Dee Ann. We called her Dee. She died some years ago and she was a force for good. Just seeing you name reminded me of her and how fierce she was in her battles for the right thing. Thank you for stopping and leaving a comment. I thank you for all of us.Delete
What a little love. Most of the youngest voters didn't vote for Trump. There is hope.ReplyDelete
More of them should have voted. See? I am misdirecting my anger just as I advised us all not to.Delete
Thank you, Jenny for reminding me.
holding gently is wonderful advice. I shared gentle and strong love with so many people today, all of us with our shared disbelief and shock......but more importantly, so much love and support of each other that I felt uplifted. That is what we need to do- you said it first ;-)ReplyDelete
Susan M PS that August is a cutie pie
Thank you, Susan M. Thank you. Let's keep holding each other up.Delete
I can't bring myself to go on Facebook or read the news. Your blog is my only stop right now.ReplyDelete
Oh honey. I wish with all of my heart that I had something more uplifting to give to you.Delete
I feel numb mixed with despair. I read your post and I cried. Seeing baby Gus and thinking about a gentle hug let me release some of this. Thank you Ms Moon. I appreciate that you are not pushing acceptance when some of us are not at all there yet.ReplyDelete
I am afraid if I ask my sister how she feels about the election she will say she is thrilled. So I haven't gotten in touch with her as I try to every day... I will send her a sweet nonpolitical goodnight message and hold the gentle energy in your example.Thanks for that! My 15 year old said it wouldn't last forever, nothing ever does, which is cool to hear. My 21 year old had questions about our state representatives, he is in the UK so he didn't keep up to date. But I found his questioning interest reassuring. My town clerk explained all about sending him ballots by mail for next time when I told her he wouldn't be coming in to vote. So friendly. He has been informed! Hugs to you and all who stop by from Vermont where the precipitation is slowly sliding toward snow...ReplyDelete
my anger is well directed.ReplyDelete