I'm sure you've seen tons of writings, from thinkpieces to long-ass Facebook statuses, about how much President Obama has meant to people around the country and the world. And while I love him, what he represents, and most of what he's accomplished, too, I don't think I have anything particularly new or interesting to say about it. And, frankly, I don't think we need some white girl like me chiming in about his place in civil rights history. But he was funny, cool, and classy. And I'm going to miss him.
Sure, times like this are when the artist thrives, and now more than ever we need a mirror held up to society, and creative works are the way it's going to happen (even if Trump does get rid of the NEA). But we would've had conflict and societal problems if Hillary had won, too. Art would've been just fine, because making it is what we do. So I feel like that's not really a benefit, honestly.
But instead of being sad, I guess I'm just going to keep doing it, anyway. I guess I still have hope that, at some point, it will eventually get better.
Short post today, guys. I just don't really know what to say. So I'm going to leave the video of someone who does in case you somehow haven't seen it, and leave it at that.
What a brilliant, thoughtful, incredible leader we've had.