It was more than the loss of a woman at the helm. It is a loss to the entire planet as one more woman in leadership advances the greater chance of Mother Earth's well-being. It was the global demonstration that the United States has lost its moral compass; replaced with celebrity and gold. I wonder if the inventory of losses will ever end, not in my lifetime. Each hour I think of yet another loss and begin the grief all over again.
The fact that it was Hillary Clinton, a woman I have loved since 1969 is a grief from a whole other range of sisterhood, persistence, resilience. The fact that the winner is a vacant, immoral, narcissist is so incidental compared to daily cries of injustice with no redress that we will suffer together for the rest of my life, maybe yours. Such tragedy, such misery, such loss of compassion is unbearable if seen at once so we shall see it revealed with each deportation, each bullet fired, each fall into homelessness, each incarceration.
As St. Luke asks, what then must we do?