Wednesday Vignette – the unthinkable happened

I’m speechless. In fact, I can barely breathe. We all just got grabbed by the pussy. Tomorrow and beyond, we’ll no doubt be ass-raped. I can’t even verbalize my fear of the consequences of this election as they ripple throughout the world. Those who doubt the validity of democracy have had their skepticism justified. This was indeed a mega-fail – on so many levels. I’m scared. Really, really scared.img_0176

About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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30 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – the unthinkable happened

  1. Like is the only option I have to press, but we all fear for you and the rest of the world

  2. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening! says:
  3. I can only imagine how you feel with this being your first election here for president in which you can vote. I don’t know what to say except that I will be staying off social media for the day so I can hopefully regain some equilibrium.

    • annamadeit says:

      I think that would probably be more healing than not, Valorie. I too am tempted to disable all communications for a while, too. My God, what just happened?

  4. Peter Herpst says:

    Still in shock. No words. Here’s my contribution: The state of the ship of state http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2016/11/wednesday-vignette.html

    • annamadeit says:

      I know… right… This beautifully illustrated the actual level of hatred, racism, misogyny and ignorance that runs this country. It’s shocking to see.

  5. Tina says:

    This is not the America I love. Weeping.

    • annamadeit says:

      Trying hard to focus on the sunrise – although at the moment it is shrouded in dense clouds. Yesterday, I felt very certain about the pending breaking of the proverbial glass ceiling. Today, I know that instead, I’m shattered.

  6. I am in mourning. For the country, the earth, my family, myself. My main conclusion is that homo sapiens is a non-adaptive species. We are not equipped with the right qualities for survival. Somehow we have to figure out a way to move forward, but I have no idea what that is.

  7. Evan Bean says:

    I don’t have any more words to say regarding this travesty. I chose to share the beauty of nature, for who knows now how much longer we’ll have such scenes. http://practicalplantgeek.blogspot.com/2016/11/wednesday-vignette-going-to-my-happy.html

  8. Steve says:

    We are shocked over here too. Am thinking of you all.

    • annamadeit says:

      Thank you, Steve. I feel like our sordid underbelly just exposed itself to the world, and the inflammatory sentiments that flow from it will be allowed to fester for another four years. I fear for all of us…

  9. Kris P says:

    While in shock last night, I held things together until a got a message from my brother this morning. I’ve been crying ever since. Here’s my WV, written before the election results came pouring in: https://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2016/11/wednesday-vignette-sunrise-above-clouds.html

    • annamadeit says:

      Kris – I wish I could cry, but I’m still too stunned. I have this big lump in my gut that won’t go away. I’m so sorry – hugs to you… I pray something good will come out of this, but I can’t even imagine what that would be.

  10. gardenqueen says:

    I’m scared, too. So many bad things become so much more possible with that kind of mind set.

    • annamadeit says:

      I can’t even imagine what it would feel like for Hillary, since I fee like absolute shit right now, and I’m not even involved, other than in a voting capacity. And for Obama… Good grief – the irony of his successor being someone supported by the KKK. That’s just brutal…

  11. Alison says:

    I’ve said all I have to say on Facebook. Here’s a pretty picture. http://bonneylassie.blogspot.com/2016/11/wednesday-vignette_9.html

  12. Birgitta Bergstrom says:

    and darkness fell over the lands…..
    Together let’s bring light, try to listen, to understand . That is all I can come up with now.

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