I am. All this Trump stuff is just too much. Since he was elected I have twice been accused, in a round about way, that my words were hateful or racist. These comments came from kind and decent people and leave me feeling sad and confused. Both times it has caused me so much distress that I have trouble sleeping. One of the most basic tenets of my Quaker religious beliefs (along with Pacifism) is Equality. My dad was a Union rep who fought for rights and equality in the workplace so these beliefs were something I learned young. And no matter how hard I try to explain myself, I just dig myself deeper.
This Trump thing has me on edge. I am typing comments and deleting, retyping and deleting because I am afraid my words will be taken the wrong way. That isn’t what blogging has ever been about for me. It was about working my way out of depression and anxiety but now it is causing depression and anxiety. And so, like Facebook, I am taking a break. Maybe this Trump thing will settle down but it’s very unlikely. It has caused so much divisiveness, even amoung people who are standing together.
I will be reading your posts but not likely commenting. As I say, I am weary. And this is not about anyone, please don’t think that. It’s about me. I have things I need to work through and blogging isn’t a place to do it. Namaste.
Addendum- I had turned off comments then realized it wasn’t fair to you. They are back on.