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

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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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

    • 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.

  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:

    • 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.

  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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