This year, and the last few months in particular, have been exhausting. I don’t care who you were voting for, if you care passionately about your politics as I do, you probably are feeling a bit hungover today. I found myself feeling quite grateful throughout the day when I read on Twitter and Facebook people saying how difficult things have been for them online in the hours after the election was called for President Obama. I have friends with various beliefs, and I have to say I saw very little ugly behavior. Or maybe it’s just that I refused to enter into discussions that could have become ugly. I don’t know. All I do know is that we have four more years of my guy but I’m not gloating. I’m grateful and optimistic that good things are ahead. I’m hoping both sides get down to some serious business of working together. I guess that goes for us, too.
This Thomas Jefferson quote that my friend Mary posted on Facebook has stayed with me some time:
Now there have been many a thing on Facebook as of late that I either LIKED or decided to ignore. I am always open to discourse but skip arguing. When I saw this video Kristen made, with the help of some other faces I know, I realized I have a feed that is generally pretty respectful, and I thank my Facebook and Twitter friends for being a lot more fact-y and a lot less melodramatic-y. (Can’t say they’re always so collected during Awards Season.)
The video is bipartisan – it’s funny and it’s sad, and it reminds me once and for all why I am so tired.
Let’s all get some sleep and get to work. Together.
featuring: Nish Weiseth Karen Walrond Charlie Capen Elizabeth Esther Joy Bennett
Ed Cyzewski Zack Hunt Kristen Howerton Kelly Wickham Doug French
Tamara Lunardo Jason Boyett Heather Barmore and Alise Wright