I bury my head in the sand. A lot. I don't like to hear about anything horrible, and there are way (WAY) too many horrible things people do. (Shame on us. Shame, shame, shame. :-( And SHAME on the media for wallowing in the bad, while giving the good short shrift!!!)
I am surprised to learn that many people who got the result they think they wanted in this election don't like to hear that they voted for racism (and sexism, and homophobia, and, and, and.....).
Here is an article that elucidates this. (Link spotted at my brother's Google+.)
A quote from the article:
"It’s perfectly fine to point out to people who voted for racism, that indeed, this is what they voted for. And also that if owning up to the fact that they voted for racism is uncomfortable for them, they should take a moment to think about how bad it is for the targets of that racism, and how bad it has yet to get."
A result of this election WILL BE that life is harder for an awful lot of people. Especially the most vulnerable.
If that's not what we want to have happen, we ALL need to step up our game and do more to help.
Volunteer to help children learn how to read. Volunteer to help the hungry. Volunteer at your animal shelter. Volunteer to clean up trash along a river. Volunteer to design, build, and manage a community garden for next year. Train to help people do their taxes. Help an adult learn how to read.
"It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness."
I hope that seeing beautiful things can help lift your mood, so you can find the energy to do one small thing to make the planet a better place today.
These are the tomatoes we harvested before the first frost, slowly ripening as of November 5.
We have since eaten the largest one. I need to go outside and read its plastic tag to find out what kind it is. Russian something. These tomatoes were especially tasty. The plants weren't as productive as some of the other kinds of tomatoes we grew this year, but they had the best flavor.