I think it would be very good if people started really talking honestly with one another just like Gigi does in this email. People should be honest about how they feel. It's really stressful to act like you're not freaking out when you are. If people open up like this, we might also be able to open our government up and clean out the psychopaths.
Since that night, I have such a heavy, heavy feeling all of the time. I think whether we like it not, we are witnessing the entrance into a very dark period for our country.
There have obviously been dark periods before, i.e. slavery, decimation of Native Americans, the great depression, etc., but now we are smack in the middle of this one. I feel like I'm free falling and the feeling of being so powerless over it all is paralyzing and sickening and astonishing.
Have you ever read the children's book "A Wrinkle in Time"?* Every day, as I obsessively watch the news and read the news and talk to people, I feel like I am in a dream (nightmare?). Everyone I talk to feels the same way and yet we all look at each other with a slightly panicky look in our eyes and make stupid jokes and share our latest "riduculous Trump quotes", but there is a deep underlying fear beneath our jokes. Because none of us knows where this will lead and what might be asked of us, or what will happen to those we love. We are still very privileged and the changes won't happen to us for a while, but eventually, the darkness will start to come closer to our orbits and then what . . . what will we do, what will we choose, what will we ignore, what will be agree to . . . I am afraid.
*Note: The children's book A Wrinkle in Time is a must-read for every adult concerned about the fate of our planet. If you have read "Brave New World" and "1984" but don't know and use the term "dark planet", it means you have missed out on a key book! I'll bet now that Trump is president, sales of this book will surge!