Party in the streets

I saw a tweet which to paraphrase read:  Live a life that doesn’t make people party in the streets when you lose your job.

People have taken to the streets, playing  music and celebrating all around the world.

And indeed, the word PARTY sums up some of my experience of the past few days.

Emotions of elation, excitement, disbelief, and fear (yes, even fear).

I remember when Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election and was President-Elect.

I felt such a sense of doom and despair.

But then I made my peace with him as President.

After all, I had to survive the next four years.

And this time it all paid off.

I’m scared to celebrate too much.

I’m worried that Trump’s legal team will pull some shenanigans and somehow get him elected again.

But for now, I’m going to allow myself to feel happy and optimistic.

As a friend on Facebook wrote: “Are colors brighter today?  What a gorgeous fall day!”

And I have to agree.

The light is shining brighter.

The day is a little sweeter.

And the music resonates within.

 

*NOTE:  I know 70 million Americans voted for Trump and feel differently than I do but I hope that the coming years prove that we can coexist together and create a better America together.