I don’t even know if I can put words to tonight. Shock. Horror. Fear.
The next 4 years are going to be hard. A Republican House, Senate, and Presidency, all at the same time. We are going to see the undoing of many years of progress. We are going to see toxic demagoguery make this country unsafe for millions of people.
And yet, the sun will come up tomorrow. The trees will still be pretty. Christmas music will still be played a month too early. Burritos will still be delicious.
Politics are important and they affect many aspects of our lives, but a regressive government can’t take everything from us. In the coming years we will need to remind ourselves of the small joys that we can find that can’t be stolen from us.
So reach out, find the emotional support you need, take a deep breath, and keep going. You’re doing great.