This is hard. But then change is almost always hard. This is messy, but then change is almost aways messy. It is almost always uncomfortable, unpleasant, chaotic and confusing. That is why we avoid change. It is painful. Whether it is on the personal level, the national level or the world level.
And we are just getting started. Change is here. We can’t change that. The changes that are occurring on the national and word level are fundamental changes that will…and already are….affecting everyone on the planet in a deep personal way. For eight years we have been crying out for change, now we are about to get more than we bargained for! Some of it will be good, some of it will be bad, but just about all of it will be dramatic. Not neat and tidy and comfortable.
Electing a Dem that we will disagree with. Dealing with the racism…both apparent and subtle (and within ourselves) that goes with that. Cleaning up the unholy mess of Bushco, especially dealing with what they have created in Iraq and Afghanistan. Adjusting to a society where the Right Wings influence has waned and our ‘enemies’ are not so blatantly evil.
And then the big one, Climate Change. The immense changes that will come as oil runs out or becomes too expensive. Food shortages, water wars, Climate refugees…etc. etc.
Change is here. It will affect us all. It will frustrate and scare and anger all of us. How do we deal with it? NONE of us is perfect, none of us have all the answers, all of us have baggage.
And yet we have to find a way to work together. How do we do that? We see even here, where people agree on most things, that working together, that changing together, produces heat and friction. We want change, change is here. Change IS happening…and it is hard.