Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Having Hope, Even When All Seems Lost

2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, president, somber, black
I had a truly fabulous On Wednesdays We Wear Pink post to share with you today. But, in light of what happened in our country last night, I am saving it. I just didn't feel right posting something frivolous today.

I did not think I lived in a country or a time where this election outcome was possible. As a Jew, as a woman, as a person with more gay friends than straight ones, as a HUMAN. I'm disheartened and disgusted by the state of affairs in America. But, at the same time, I have to believe we can come through this and stay strong in the face of adversity. I leave you with one of my favorite quotes. Please read the ever poignant words of Anne Frank -- who, more than ever, it seems, really knew how to express what many of us are feeling today.

"In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too. I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too shall end, and that peace and tranquility will return again."

11 comments:

  1. Sadly it's a perfect post for today. It's hard to imagine what the future holds with this type of person in charge.

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  2. Boy was that a tight race! The people of our country voted. Now we wait and pray for the best.

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  3. This is the perfect post to reflect upon this very sad occasion.

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  4. Great post on a terribly sad day.

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  5. *hug* definitely thinking of you today.

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  6. It all looks so bleak. I hope everyone's wrong and things are not as bad as we expect.

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  7. Two days later, I'm still in shock. (((hugs)))

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  8. I hear you, I'm still a little in denial. I just hope that, for all our sakes, this isn't the end of the world.

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  9. I'm surprised, but not just with the election. I'm more surprised with all the hate I'm seeing from both sides and friends being torn apart :(

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  10. Thank you for this. It's been a rough week. I had problems being able to post. My emotions got the better of me. I still find myself randomly crying. We are still stronger together. <3

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  11. Thank you for sharing these thoughts. Election year is always a rough time. Hugs to you. Hugs to everyone. We need love in these times, love and hope in this time of uncertainty <3

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