With Election Day 2016 in the rearview mirror, I sit on the edge of a canyon and stare into the vastness.
I see a divided nation separated by the canyon with steep wall … without a bridge, and no plan for a bridge, or even another bridge to nowhere … and I wonder …
I wonder about loud beating drums of the partisans as the yell and demand their self interests.
I wonder about the existence of common ground … and if it exists, can it be found?
I wonder if reconciliation is possible.
I wonder about the intersection of civility, grace, and humility with hate, sexism, bigotry, and disrespect
I wonder about if acceptance, respect, listening, and working together toward solution is possible.
I wonder about the similarities and differences between a President Trump and Candidate Trump.
I wonder if Republicans can govern and the response by the Democrats as they move left.
I wonder about the messages from the voices that aren’t heard.
I wonder about the solutions that favor one side or the other, the solutions that are a blend of both, and the solutions that are outside the framework of all partisans.
I wonder how a President Trump will deal with his worst enemy – himself.
I wonder if the intent of “unifying” actually means just follow.
I wonder about the effects of one-party rule during tumultuous times.
I wonder if civility is a shared value.
I wonder how long Trump supporters will continue to give him a free pass because “not her” isn’t a good excuse.
I wonder who really cares and why.
I wonder about the uneasy feeling within me about the future.
I wonder about a changing world that is changing more rapidly than ever.
I simply wonder.