In the aftermath of this election, I don't know what to say or what to do.
I fear that no matter what I say or what I do, I am going to offend someone.
If I point out one side, I will get hammered by the other side.
If I stay silent, I will be accused of complicity.
Right now, I am just drained dry.
For a week, I've had very little to give to anyone.
I do not want to hate or be hateful, but I fear that I will be labeled as a "hater" no matter what I say or what I do.
I don't know what to do in this aftermath of the most contentious Presidential election in my lifetime, and the most stunning upset since "Dewey Defeats Truman". People are angry, and people are afraid. And nothing anyone says or does seems to calm this fear or this anger.
A Facebook friend said that she didn't think we'd ever heal, and I worry that she's right.
And while I hope I'm wrong, I fear a mass civil disturbance is on its way. I fear an attack on the President-elect and/or on our country. I'm not holed up in the house--I won't do that--but I don't think I'm being paranoid by saying that this is what I'm afraid of.
Mentally, I think I was more prepared for a Clinton presidency than a Trump presidency. Now, my brain is trying to make the shift and it's not doing very well.
My writing is nil at this point. The story I have been working on, I don't have the gumption to write on right now. My poor best friend, also a writer, has similar feelings; and she carries a burden that I do not. She's a caregiver to an elderly relative, and that presents its own challenges.
We are both drained dry.
So, in the aftermath of this election, and in this transition from Obama to Trump, what now?
I don't know.
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