Sunday, November 6, 2016

My Fellow Americans, Can We Still Be Friends?

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!

11 comments:

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Tippi for president!!

Babycakes said...

Given our options, my vote is for Tippi

Jill said...

Naomi and Babycakes, thank you both for the laugh and the votes for Tippi! I don't like any of my options this year so the idea of a cat for president sounds pretty good to me ha ha. Fancy Feast and frequent naps for all! xx

Poppy Buxom said...

Whoever you support, I strongly suggest early voting, if it's still available in our area. There's going to be a record turnout on Election Day and the lines will probably be INSANE. Also, my husband and I voted early, and it's a curiously relaxing feeling ... like Christmas Eve at 9:00 p.m. when there's nothing else you can do, so you just start to enjoy. ;-)

Jill said...

Hi Poppy! They do not offer early voting in NY state. I agree, I think it will be a record turnout, like it was in 2008. Lines like I have never seen! You are so lucky to be able to vote early, good for you and hubby for taking advantage of it! xx

Nancy's Fashion Style said...

I will follow it here in the Netherlands! It s really exiting. Cant imagine how it must be for you all!

Jill said...

Hi Nancy, I did not know you lived in the Netherlands, how wonderful! That is a place I would love to visit someday. I find the election to be terrible, featuring the two most awful candidates ever, and with ridiculous third party options. I will be glad when it's over but I am not looking forward to four years with whoever is the winner. I hope politics in the Netherlands are not as bad as what we are currently dealing with in the US. x

GSL said...

As you know my Dear Jill, GSL favors dogs over cats but suspect Tippi and I would get along just fine.

Jill said...

Hi there GSL, I am a big fan of dogs. I sometimes (very often actually) prefer them to people ha ha. Tippi is sweet when she wants to be, and fierce when she needs to be! I agree, you two would get along just fine! I hope you will be somewhere fun watching the returns come in tomorrow night, preferably with friends and possibly with a beverage in hand. I think I know what will happen tomorrow night but will stand by for a surprise, just in case...x

GSL said...

My Dear Jill,
I have already voted and will be catching an early am flight to New Orleans for a couple days then onto Las Vegas where I've never been. My first actual vacay in years.
I'll be at the Prince Conti Lobby bar at some point tomorrow night cradling a stiff drink.

Jill said...

Hi GSL, I hope you enjoy your jaunts in the Big Easy and Las Vegas! I have to wonder if you were enjoying a glass of champagne over the election results last night. I'm still in shock. x