It’s been 19 days since the 2016 election, and I’m still reeling…
I can’t read or watch the news; it’s all seems surreal. In the Cathy Rant household, we have stopped watching local channels. We spend a lot of time watching Smithsonian Channel, specifically Aerial America. Probably in an attempt to keep from losing a love for our country.
We watch recorded shows from our DVR, fast forwarding to keep from watching news promos. Still have a few from before November 8th. Being in a swing state, we were inundated with political commercials. The Pro-Trump ads nauseate me and the pro-Clinton commercial bring tears.
Fast forward…fast forward… on through the next 4 years would be good….
But that is not an option.
I have written dozen of post in my head about the 2016 Election and the on-going aftermath. I hope I can remember a few and share them here in the coming days.
First, I need to share something else….
Part of me has given up… not so much in a bad way, more for the good. I need to let go of this anger, it serves no purpose, but to destroys myself and my spirit.
Instead, I am trying, as they say, to look at the big picture.
We are living in a historic time…
We are in the midst of a sliver of history, an ugly, painful, infected sliver, and that at some point, we will heal. Yes, we will eventually fall apart again, and again. But hopefully, we will keep getting up and moving forward.
During this journey, I am choosing to document events, to be an observer. It may be the best way for me to keep an even keel, and to keep my head clear. I chose to focus on the future.
Earlier, I said I had given up… what I have given up is arguing, head butting, trying to change minds with emotion or reason. This is not my strong suit. I will leave this to the Shaun King‘s of the world. They are more equipped with life lessons than I, and an ability to convey their experiences, and the experiences of others.
I am better suited to report, and so I shall. I encourage anyone to do the same. We all need to pay attention to all that is happening, so we can share it with future generations. Believe me, they will be asking.