Discussion Thread: How Are You?

I am feeling as anxious about the state of the nation, and the world, as I ever have since the day after the 2016 election, which is to say extremely fucking anxious.

I am fearful that if Trump is separated from the presidency, by forcible removal or resignation, that a Pence presidency would continue the worst of this administration with far less scrutiny from both the public and the press, simply because Pence is less vulgar and more inclined to conceal his malice.

I am worried that if Trump is removed, or even fears that he imminently will be, he's going to continue the lurching escalation of his abuse, and whatever will "top" the shutdown will be unfathomable in the scope of its harm.

I am still hopeful, waningly but yet persistently, that we'll find a way through this as safely as possible.

I am very stressed out about a personal issue that could have major effects on my future, over which I have no control.

I am grateful for my lovely husband, for our home, for my friends, for all the times they make me laugh, and for Sophie, Dudley, and Zelda.

I am also, as always, glad for this community. Anyone who wants to join me in another enormous virtual group hug is welcome.

How are you?

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