It's November 12, 2016.
We have a new President, it would appear.
This is not a President to shout about from the rooftops, no. This is one to mealy-mouth from the sewers, as that is where the new President's attitudes seem to be.
Meet them where they are, right?
When they go low (how low can they go?), we go high (how high do we have to be?).
It's four days after what I regard to be one of the worst days of our country's history, and I'm still not over what happened. Forty years ago I bemoaned Carter becoming President, but I'm older and wiser now. I make my own mind up, based on what I believe is right and good.
I believe this: Love is good. Tolerance is good. Understanding is good. Intelligence is good. Benevolence is good. Insight is good. Planning is good. Strategy is good. Listening is good. Working toward a common improvement of our lot as humans is good. Caring is good. KINDNESS is good.
This time, the US didn't elect what I believe is good.
Plenty of people did though.
It's baffling. Disturbing. Unsettling, distressing, upsetting.
This will take me a while to process and accept. I'll go high, and try to envision us in the US as a people united behind our presumptive new president, but don't think I won't choke on the notion more than a many number of times.
Didn't think we had it in us to elect a truly reprehensible example of a civil servant (he's not (a civil servant, that is)) to office, but it appears that's what we've done.
Even though she got more votes.
And he said the election was rigged.
Fetch me my mouth guard, I'll be grinding my teeth for the next little while y'all.