Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Our nation is not made by one person. It is created in community. This election has divided the people, created hatred between neighbors, animosity within families and questioning among friends.
The only silver lining I might recognize is the passion behind standing ground. But change is not made in the black and white, look at the gray. Compromise and forward momentum is not made by drawing lines in the sand, but searching for commonalities and extending tolerance.
Then, we might resolve differences. Today, I wear black to mourn a broken nation. A land where over half would hand over their fate to an audacious bully. I will not concede to the overt racism and hostility. Instead, I will continue to fight for the under dog, embrace inclusion and celebrate cultural, personal and religious differences.
This elected official cannot make “America great again” - America is great in spite of his title.
It’s up to us to make it better. I grieve today, then let it go... because there is work to be done.