I SPY: Hate Thou Not Trump

Nov 14, 2016

How are you feeling since Black Tuesday?  It was a week of shock and deep thought for me.  Indirectly it hit home especially when your child asks if their father who's not a natural born US citizen is allowed to stay in the USA.  Then you experience random hate pissing matches in the subway, gas station, and store.  You talk to your taxi driver, babysitter, handy man, black, gay and muslim friends and hear what this all means for them.  The anger, uncertainty and hurt all over is real, and you can't dilute it.

I'm fortunate enough that I can choose to leave Trump's ruling if the going gets tough.  But it's not just about me.  It's not a time to be selfish.  It's about all the people involved in my life that make me.  Unfortunately for many they are helpless and rely on us to help protect them and get them through these times of uncertainty.  LOVE must prevail.

Have you seen this wall by Subway Therapy?  It's initiated by artist Matthew Chavez, aka Levee, and he welcomes you to add to the collage.  If your looking for a place of meditation, consolation and a sense of belonging in NYC then you should head down to the L train subway platform on 14th street and 7th avenue.  It was reassuring to know that there are plenty of like minded people all fighting the same corner as you.  As simple as writing a message and sticking a post it on the wall it is it was equally as therapeutic and powerful when you see the thousands of other sticky notes it hangs with.

It doesn't make things all ok.  It will take time to heal.  But recognize we need to move on united and find the silver lining.  Hate thou not trump, and we cannot allow this election 2016 to leave us stuck.  And always...always love thy neighbor.  You can't fight it alone, but as a community we can bring justice.  Yes we can!

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