I didn’t sleep very well last night.
Even though yesterday was a long day, I had trouble falling asleep at the end of the day. And I had trouble staying asleep, in the morning. I worry about the indecision and unrest of this Election. Like many of my fellow Americans, we wonder what the next four years will be like.
So I was relieved to go out for a run, once the sun started rising. I ran north and east. Towards the rising sun and a favorite natural landmark: Standing Rock.
The Rock, the river, and the grove of Aspens reassured me. They reminded me that no matter what the next four years of U.S. Presidential politics may bring, that time will be quite temporary in the grander scheme of things. I don’t want to disregard the very real difficulties that will be faced by some people, dependent upon the outcome of the Election. In fact, I worked hard to make this Election an exercise in justice — both with personal conversations and with civic service. Still, some perspective is helpful.
For those who might be thrilled by the outcome of this year’s election, it’s good to remember: This, too, shall pass.
And for those who might be crushed by the outcome of this year’s election, it’s also good to remember: This, too, shall pass.