Anne Laurie found this excellent advice, that we thought would be great for sharing tonight:
Wait before sharing upsetting election stories.
People want to manipulate you.
What’s the source?
Is it a news org with editors?
Looks big on Twitter, but is it just a local incident?
Repeat #1. Anything truly important will still be there in an hour.
JeffreyW found gem, and excerpt from Gary Hart, that I thought was worth sharing:
In a matter of hours, we will not only select a national leader, we will conduct a national referendum on our character as a people, a society, and a nation.
Like the Biblical prodigal son, we will come home from squandering our inheritance and seek redemption in the eyes of history and the world.
This election is about history, justice, and hope. It is about who we Americans truly are.
Mr. Heaney’s translation of this story of redemption is best known today for the passage beloved of many candidates, including this one, and now Joe Biden on the eve of the 2020 presidential election:
History says, Don’t hope
on this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
the longed for tidal wave
of justice can rise up,
and hope and history rhyme.
This is where we find ourselves, longing for the tidal wave of justice, and praying that hope and history will once more rhyme again.
Anne Laurie expects to be away from the computer until later this evening. Seeing it as it unfolds could be nerve-wracking, but I’m not brave enough to walk away and find out the results all at once!