Wednesday, November 9, 2016
discussion the day after elections...
To quote from the Nation:
"The immediate response to Trump’s election is one of opposition—we commit to obstructing, delaying, and halting any attacks on people of color, women, or working people that may come from a Trump administration. But we must also understand why millions are angry and anxious, and why they voted for the cruel hoax that is Trumpism."
In our group, Bernie reminded me of the saying: in the morning do something to make someone happy;
in the afternoon, do something to relieve someone's suffering. I typed up his poem... and now,
can't find it...
Thank you all for the thoughtful discussion today. Herewith some uplifting “shares” from the group.
"This American Life asked Sara Bareilles (Broadway’s “Waitress”) to imagine what President Obama might be thinking about the current election and Donald Trump, but can’t say publicly. Leslie Odom, Jr., performs the song.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI8TCA3fJcs
From Emily: (and Carmin)
"Anthem" by Leonard Cohen
from Maura, enclosed, “Pause”.
I also read The Expatriates by Anne Sexton
And Judith shared excerpts from Carl Sandburg: 4 Preludes
I do hope you’ll consider attending the PUSH performance on Nov. 16 at Kodak Hall.
Here’s info about it: http://www.esm.rochester.edu/news/2016/10/eastman-school-of-music-presents-the-world-premiere-of-dont-blame-anyone/
Also p. 10 of this week’s City Paper.
It’s all about artists… how you create art.
NY New York's official state motto is simply Excelsior (Ever Upward)
And what mottos perhaps need changing?