The alarm went off this morning and I knew I had a precious number of minutes before I would start the onslaught of talking about the you-know-what yesterday. In peace I prayed my Liturgy of the Hours, took a shower, and then took Sebastian for a walk. There we ran into a couple of fellow dog walkers and their dogs and just guess what was the topic of discussion.
When we got back, the newspaper was proclaiming election results. I turned on my computer - well, you can guess what went on there.
Some friends are gloating, some are licking wounds. There is the possibility that an already divided nation can become even more so (and I would have said this no matter who won.) Now is not the time to put all of our political activity on a shelf for another four years. Let us remain concerned and involved. Let us start the real work: