Take some time to grieve. It’s a long process. Be gentle with yourself and take some time away if you find that necessary. Don’t, however, give up. I’m hearing so many people say that there is no more hope. There is always hope. Always. If we let this nonsense stand, we let down all the people we love who need protected.
Sixty years ago there was no hope but we just had eight years of a phenomenal African American President.
A hundred years ago there was no hope, but then women won the right to vote.
Within the last couple of years we’ve been beat down and knocked around, but then the LGBTQ community won the legal right to marry.
Go and grieve. Drink some hard alcohol, take a walk, pet your dogs, hug your children…do all those things, but then stand up and fight. Every second, every minute, every day. This is who we are, not some backwater country that lets the downtrodden get furthered trampled.
I expect to see you all back here as much as possible with your armor on and your fighting attitude. The 2018 midterms are coming.