|My “I Voted” sticker I received in April when I cast my ballot in the NY state primary.|
I never thought I’d write a post like this, but the presidential election cycle has been so terrible and depressing that I just wanted to say that I hope we can all be friends once it’s over, no matter who is the winner. I have been appalled by the tone from Dems AND Republicans and I find it especially sad that everyone seems intent on tearing each other down and ridiculing people’s choices for president. I hear it more out of the mouths of Democrats than Republicans here in New York City and the ugliness is remarkable. I just want all you lovely Americans to know that I support your right to vote whichever way you choose, that it’s a private decision, a privilege as well as your civic duty (in my opinion), and that I will still like you whether you are voting for Clinton, Trump, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, or a write-in candidate (I am seriously considering penning in my cat, Tippi). I am not going to try to change your mind about your candidate and I hope you will stop trying to change mine!
|A vintage flag brooch that belonged to my grandmother.|
Once the dust has settled I hope we can LISTEN TO ONE ANOTHER, reach across the aisle(s), and find solutions to our common problems. I also hope we realize that we are in this together! We have to learn how to compromise! More fighting after the election will continue to get us nowhere.
My Fellow Americans, do get out and vote on Tuesday and know that I still consider you my friend, no matter who you voted for or who’s the winner!
|This 1990 Lawrence Vrba necklace feels so patriotic! From the collection of Barbara Berger.|
I want to end this post on a positive note so I am including a photo of a 1990 Lawrence Vrba necklace in the collection of Barbara Berger that always looks so patriotic and glamorous to me. Wish I could wear this on the evening of November 8 as the returns start to come in!