How are you guys? As Maddie mentioned last week, we were out of the country when the election happened, and after a trip to Morocco with two tiny kids, I’m just now back in the States. I’m jet-lagged, facing the reality of You-Know-Who, and feeling extremely disoriented to say the least.
It’s hard to tell if I’m behind everyone else in processing my feelings (though God knows I processed my way through Lisbon and Marrakesh with tears and cold sweats and late night horror reading of the news). But I find myself cycling through feelings so rapidly I feel like I’m a washing machine. I’m horrified. I’m livid. I’m wondering if maybe all of this is some weird joke. I’m sure things will be fine. I know nothing will be fine. I’m afraid for my Jewish kids. I feel silly for being afraid for my Jewish kids. I’m terrified for our DACA childcare workers. I’m full of rage at People Magazine. I’m sure there is nothing productive to do. I’m making lists of productive things to do. I want out of the US. I’m determined to fight the good fight. I’m crying. I’m laughing. Everything I’m feeling is wrong. Never mind, I should just feel my feelings. TL;DR: My head is an impossible place right now.
We here at APW are dedicated to fighting the good fight with all of you. But Jesus I’d like a vacation from my brain right now. I wish I had something simpler and more helpful to say today, but I don’t. Instead, I’ll encourage you to use your open thread today for all the community support you need.
And y’all, Morocco is excellent. Chaotic, but great. Look for honeymoon tips coming up soon.
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