I have to admit that I've had fun on Facebook this election, posting funny memes and responding to outrageous claims by friends of friends. It reminded me of my punk rock days, jumping into the mosh pit of expletives to defend a friend, getting bounced around, stepping out for a beer, and then going back in again.
But it’s over now, and we have to find a way to move forward. Secretary Clinton has done this again and again in her life; if any woman can get bounced around as much as she and keep coming back, then we all can be a little stronger because of her.
So in the coming months let’s be careful, mindful of our surroundings, and not give up fighting for a dream where eventually, maybe ¾ of us can agree on something.
My inclination is to keep on fighting the good fight locally, while staying connected to our friends world-wide. There are so many things we can still accomplish in spite of a conservative stronghold.
The sun did come up this morning in Oregon, mired in fog, but it’s still up there, shining over a giant, cantankerous country where apparently anything can happen.