Just another ordinary autumn morning in November. But, and it’s a big But, this one follows the U.S. Presidential election.
It’s the first train to Grand Central: the 5:01 am. The 1% fills this train. The traders, the bankers, the Suits, the professional class.
I am Them.
Overnight, the Earth has shifted, and cracked.
All heads in this train car are down. The gleaming late model Apple devices beam the story lines. “Election results driven by the poor white…the rural vote…the non-college educated…” These written words coming from the same college educated who got it all so wrong, are now anxiously explaining what went wrong and why, and they are soon to pivot to telling us what happens next. Stunned.
The Words coming from these pens and keyboards (and now digested by their Readers) are less confident today, less certain about outcomes, and fear a change of the status quo. Mary Oliver describes the anxiety in ‘Sister Turtle’: “You can fool a lot of yourself but you can’t fool the soul. That worrier.” [Read more…]