Waking up this morning, I wasn’t sure WHAT I was going to write (but I knew I felt compelled to). This election season has been more divisive than any other that I can recall, and the outcome is proving to be more of the same. I’ve got friends threatening to move out of the country, others protesting the fact that the electoral vote is not a reflection of the popular vote. My own nephew, is being taunted and ridiculed at his school because of his stance on things in this election. All of this… ALL OF THIS, is not okay.
Do I wish the outcome of this election was different, absolutely. AB-SO-LU-TE-LY! However, this is the PERFECT opportunity to be the bigger person. When they go low, we go high… remember? I emplore you, do not respond to this election with more hate, more vitriol, and by all means more violence. I don’t care which side of the line you fall on, we’re in this together, and we have to remember that. Yes, its scary… terrifying really, to be where we are at. There is still much work to be done here, and if we abandon this great country… the work will NEVER be done.
I encourage you to find the light. Focus on the things in your life that bring you happiness… and dive deeper into them more fervently than ever before.
Knowing that this election was going to be a nail-biter, I pulled out my table loom yesterday and got to work. Four balls of Freia Fibers fingering weight yarn, and twelve hours later… I had a scarf. A beautiful scarf that embodied everything I felt about this election cycle, and through creating it… I felt better about the world, it wasn’t going to end. Yes it sucks, but we’ve gotten through worse and come out stronger. We’re America, its what we do.