Secret Pop

Sep 29, 2020

Why Not Two

I'm watching the first Presidential Debate in the year 2020.

In 2016, the first Presidental Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was held on September 26. It was not a great night for me. I had had a terrible weekend at the end of a difficult month. My then boyfriend came over to watch the debates with me. He wasn't nice. And a few days later, he wasn't my boyfriend anymore. Back then, while I wasn't pleased at that outcome, I was hopeful about the presidency of Hillary Clinton.

And I guess we all know how that turned out.

And the ensuing four years have been – to put it mildly – fraught. And so, tonight, I'm at my parents' house. And it feels like a great deal more is at stake. And a great deal more is at the breaking point. And a great deal more is a little more than I can take.

Anyway, I'm exhausted. And I know I'm not the only one. We've been on quite an odyssey, haven't we?

1 comment:

Simon K said...

Six months later, I hope things are mildly LESS fraught. A lot is still at stake! And a lot of people are still exhausted.

Hang in there, Athena.