I didn’t get much work done today. Food shopping and a failed trip for holiday presents, but mostly talking to friends on Facebook. Most were civil conversations and a few were trying to put some humor into our day. I only had 2 hours of broken sleep, so my brain wasn’t functioning well. No writing, especially since the scene deals with a broken hero trying to find the will to continue. I’ll try again tomorrow after a full night of sleep, but the kid is home Friday.
People probably know why I’m feeling off because at least half the nation and many around the world are feeling this way. I don’t want to get into the details because politics only bring fighting. Honestly, I’ve seen people from all corners of the spectrum do battle today. Toxic winners, enraged losers, I told you sos, mocking laughter, threats, insults, and so many things that make me feel like this ended it all. I hope people are only getting it out of their system before they realize that this place will take everyone down if it sinks and not just one group.
I’m writing this to get things off my chest in some fashion. As you can see it isn’t going beyond WordPress because I found all the other social media sites messy. The sad thing is that I’m sickened more by how people are reacting than what a certain winningest winner will do. A switch was flipped and we’re tearing at each other like a pack of starving cats battling over the last mouse on Earth. Relationships are ending out there, which just makes me feel helpless. That’s the big emotion here. Not fear or anger or sadness or desperation, but helplessness. More so than ever because all of the power is on one side of the scale. One agenda gets everything it wants. What happens to the citizens who disagree and probably outnumber the ones who support what’s coming? What will they do when their worlds are truly threatened?
I might be over-dramatic here. You know what? I’ll actually say the name for one reason. The only thing I hope and pray Trump realizes in the next 2 months is this: That his words and actions hold more weight and influence than any other time in his life. It feels like a tall order after the election. Not only for him, but everyone with a social media account from celebrities to average citizens. We really underestimate the power of words these days. That should stop because it’s hard to take them back once they leave your mouth or you hit the send button.
So, fingers crossed that I’ll get to writing tomorrow. Was staring at my outline tonight, but I just don’t have it in me. Wish me luck for tomorrow. I’ll keep the comments open, so keep it polite if you say anything. The world is toxic enough as it is.