I am writing this post today because I feel your pain so much .
For some reasons the results of your elections drove me back to the Paris terrorist attacks. The shock was so brutal, so totally unexpected. I was so devastated and spent endless hours crying, asking myself the unanswerable question “why?!” “why would people do that?!”, “what are those damned people made of?“. I was in denial, scared to hell, as if everything I always has taken for granted – my Humanist values, my home as I love it had been destroyed forever.
In retrospect, all I know is that we don’t heal at the same pace. We have different needs. There is a time when we need to find someone to hate, a culprit, the responsible of it all. But in our case and in yours, there is not a single person to blame for it all. It would have been too easy. There is a time of total denial, when we think we can rewrite history or a miracle will happen to change it all for the best again. I dreamt last night that your newly elected president acknowledged he couldn’t run the country as he planned to, and delegated his title to Bernie Sanders. Man that felt super good!
I remember feeling exhausted and incredibly vulnerable after the attacks. For long weeks. Then one day, the bleeding cut had healed into a thin scare. Life goes on, my friends, it is not the end of the world. But it looks like the end of a world, for sure .. Our societies might be sick, the great news is that we can cure it. Somehow. Together.
Even with your new president, I will still visit your country. He is one man, you are millions. I more than ever admire your resilience and your strength. You’ll prove Hillary right, the American dream is big enough for all of you.
Take all the time you need to mourn. Blame, cry, protest, do peacefully whatever feels right just now. Just remember you have many loving and caring friends everywhere. Me included.
Love Always ❤️