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Hairy Situation Nov 2016 #UseYourWords

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works, participating bloggers picked four to six words or short phrases, for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That is the challenge, here is a fun twist; no one who is participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are:
shave ~ no ~ razor ~ furry ~ mountain man ~ legs
They were submitted by: Sarah of Not That Sarah Michelle
(Thank you for such awesome words!! I needed that giggle!!

Originally, I had planned on writing a new chapter of Stable Layne for y'all, but then Tuesday happened, and I just don't have it in me. I want to have it in me. I want to feel normal, but I don't. I feel sad.

I feel like hate has won. A man that spoke about committing heinous acts, who doesn't pay taxes, who has lied countless times (about ridiculous things), who has preached hate against nationalities and religions, and who has proven himself to be incompetent, is our President. I am just shocked. There were far better options, and they didn't succeed.

There were options that weren't based on waging a war against nationalities, religions, and women, and they lost. Since he won, I have seen such hate crimes spreading like wildfire. The common thread? The perpetrators are calling on his name, as their excuse for why they can do what they are doing.

I am a woman who loves love. I love acceptance. I love kindness. I want more of that. I want more equality. I want more kindness. I want more hope. 

I want less talk of walls and hate. I want less judgement. I want less tearing down of the very foundations our country was built on. We were built by imigrants, on the grounds of religious freedoms. Not just for one religion, but for all. We were a melting pot for all different cultures. We should be an all inclusive country. We should be putting our hearts and best feet forward. Yet, instead, we are talking about the opposite.

I am constantly seeing the reactions around the world, to our election, and they are not good. I cannot even blame them. It directly has an impact on me, and I am hurting. I am not naive to the fact that the impact can, and most likely, will be felt around the world.

I am sad.

I am sadder than the razor which was chosen to shave the furry legs, of a woman who chose to say no to shaving for ten years, and is hairier than a mountain man.

I am sad. I am not hopeless. I have faith that we will rise above this hate. I have to believe that hate will not win. Hate will not destroy all we have worked to achieve. We will rise up. Love will win. We will be the fantastic country we are. We will not turn bad. I have to believe.

Do not forget to go read all the other Use Your Words posts!! I am so sorry that this post was less than my best. I am sorry that it was not another installment of Stable Layne. I promise I will heal, and I will start back to writing. I just need a few days to heal. To find my hope. To overcome this feeling up sadness and disappointment. I will come to terms with our flawed two party system. I will be back. I can only hope you will all still be here. Please, do not hesitate to reach out to me, if you need someone to talk to. We are all in this together.

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  1. I haven't gotten to the feeling of hope yet, for me I'm still stuck at sad. Devastated really. Great job!

  2. Keep believing. Keep talking. Keep writing. It's the best way to put a level of positivity and hope out there.

  3. I've moved from devastated to angry. And that fire in my belly might kick me into action. We have to stay strong to fight this, but take all the time you need to deal with the emotional labor of preparing for that fight. It's going to be tough. <3

  4. I signed the petition and I wrote "he doesn't represent America's core values and is as such unfit as its leader".
    I wanted to add "plus he's a huge, rude dope, bigly" but I thought it won't do any good.

  5. I keep wondering what would have happened if his grandparents were denied entrance to the US.
    I think that's the saddest of all. This man has zero empathy. Not surprising because empathy takes imagination. I'm worried for all of us!


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