Every conversation begins and ends with the horror of events since this election. There are moments when we take a breath between all of it, but then you wake and it rushes back to you. You remember about this country, and the remnants of sanity that remain.
It is a time to write, to make great art. America has never set a standard of good behavior for the rest of the world, but this is a new low. The America of this presidency is one of darkness and hatred. Hatred of Muslims, women, Latinos. We live in a country where our government operates out of greed and hatred and feeds the rest of us fear.
On some days, I think that America as we knew it is over. On days when I’m more optimistic, I like to think this is the last gasp of the far right. There are those in this country who wish for a return of Jim Crow laws, who want to make America white again as if it was ever white in the first place. The forces of darkness will not prevail. Onward.