I don’t want to utterly lose my shit tonight so I’m just going to keep repeating to myself, 56 million. From the numbers we’re seeing now, 56 million people voted for Hillary, 56 million people said no to Trump.
There are 56 million people out there who are going through the exact same terror right now. 56 million people, maybe, also thinking, “I have to figure out how to protect myself now. I have family and friends to protect now.”
I’m trying to imagine 56 million people standing back to back, holding hands, refusing to move. I’ve got the third book of John Lewis’s graphic novel series “March” sitting on the table next to me. I’m forcing myself to remember that I am not alone, and neither are you. I’m with you. I’m digging in my heels and vowing to do everything in my power to protect our most vulnerable.
56 million people. Let’s protect each other. Let’s fight for each other. We are not alone. The crowd of the angry and bigoted is vast too, but we are not alone and we are not insignificant. We don’t stop existing after this election. Don’t let them convince us that we’re all alone.
Consider this holding out my hand and making you a promise.
I’m with you. 56 million people are with you. We are not alone.
[He was] a person who struggled with balancing the competing forces of the Light and the Dark, and whose quest for perfection showed him that he was, above all, a complex of contradictions, and that in the end, such perfection did not exist.
He lay before her, an imperfect man. And that was what made him so perfectly–and beautifully–human.
Reylo fanart for the transformation scene by the always incredible @panda-cappuccino . The story is a Monster!Kylo / Beauty and the Beast pastiche based on the amazing prompts of @cobwebbing . It’s part of the Ring in the New Year with Reylo collection on AO3. (And yes, we were inspired by our mutual love for Sophie and Howl, and Beauty and the Beast).
Hai mai pensato cosa vuol dire avere più di quello che si desidera? Aver tutto quel che si vuole, e lambiccarsi il cervello alla ricerca di qualche cos'altro da volere? Sembra che cerchiamo sempre qualcosa che ci soddisfi, senza trovarlo mai.