I will not be anywhere near Washington, D.C. on Friday, but if I was I wouldn't attend the inauguration of our next President. Nor will I be watching it on TV. I am making Friday a media free day entirely.
It's not that I don't accept the election results or that I am hoping that he fails. That would be cutting off my nose to spite my face. Republicans of the Congress and Senate have been doing that for the past eight years and it has not been pretty.
KARMA, Baby. Sweet Karma!
I will not be watching out of sadness that my vote counted for nothing. I won't even pretend to grasp all the nuances of the Electoral College system. I know I have not been able to successfully explain it to foreign friends. I do know that, once again, my vote was in the majority but yet somehow I lost.
After the inauguration, I will use whatever is in me to stand up for all people in this country to have access to adequate health care,: for people to have food to eat (without demanding that everyone become a sensible consumer of only organic produce and only Vermont maple syrup -- so, see, I am not unreasonable); for people to be safe when they go to school or work or out to have a good time no matter who they pray to, who the love. or who they vote for or where they live; for people to have clean water that won't make them sick or give them rashes no matter where they live.
That's not so awful, is it?