I'm finding it incredibly difficult to sit down and work on a normal blog post today. (It wasn't even a possibility yesterday.) I feel like I have to address the elephant in the room (no pun intended). I am crushed and demoralized. I am looking for hope, and love, and community. I am inspired by several of my fellow bloggers, who published beautiful posts yesterday. Joanna Goddard wrote about coming together at Cup of Jo, and Erin Boyle wrote about what she will tell her children about this election and this era at Reading my Tea Leaves. My dear friend Valarie Kaur wrote about vowing to fight--with revolutionary love--in the coming years.
I can offer nothing more eloquent or useful than they have.
Now I begin to put one foot in front of the other, to keep breathing, to keep doing the work in the world that I am meant to do. I write this blog, I raise my children with love and compassion, I create community with friends and neighbors.
I ask you, dear readers: what brings you hope today? Where and how are you finding solace?