I'm tired of worrying about my country. I'm tired of seeing my fellow Americans take bites out of each other. I'm tired of seeing such vitriol and hatred on social media. It wears on a person, all the negativity, all the ugliness. I'm going to back away from it all for awhile for my own sanity.
I tried writing tonight, tried to get my mind to focus on other, more positive things.
It didn't work.
So I'm sitting in bed, watching a classic noir movie, Fallen Angel, with one of my very favorite classic movie actors, Dana Andrews.
And I'm hoping tomorrow will be better.
But I fear it won't. I fear that this anger and divisiveness from every side of the political spectrum will continue. I fear all those who said that spreading kindness is the only way forward will forget those words the minute they disagree with a person. I've already witnessed it. And it grieves my heart.
Humanity can be so very ugly. So very dark.
But humanity can also shine so brightly that the light drives out the darkness.
I want to be the light. But there are times I don't have the strength to shine. The darkness is too heavy and I would rather hide.
There will be days ahead where we will all need to fight the darkness and be the light, no matter who we voted for, no matter what we believe.
We are all human beings, made up of darkness and light.
May my light shine brighter tomorrow and may the darkness recede into the shadows.