Strange times.

As I come to think about my blog and all the friends I’ve met through it, I find that I can’t quite ignore the bad feelings that have exploded leading up to this election.

I’m not completely sure what has happened to us all.

I’ve found myself caught up in my own fair share of Facebook propaganda and yet have been surprised when I come across some pretty aggressive comments between people whom I’m sure are strangers to each other and yet believe are otherwise friendly and accepting . One time I even came across a remarkable post linking Clinton to child sacrifice and blood drinking satanic rituals, but as I’m desperately hoping that the people who believe these things are now safely back to their right minds I’m left wondering how it is that we have become so outraged by differences of opinion.

It’s like The Stanford Prison Experiment, but on steroids.

When all is said and done, however, I refuse to lose any of my friends because of the intense negativity of this election.

I’ve decided to remove myself from FB for the time being, except for sharing my jewelry, and I’m also going to try to turn off the news for a while as we seem to be living in a world hell bent on destroying itself and the hatred and anger is becoming overwhelming to me.

You won’t hear my thoughts on the election on this blog, that’s not what I come here for, and I hope that those who have found they differ from my posts on FB will feel safe knowing that I respect their beliefs as much as I do my own.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

Here’s a photo of my cats.

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19 thoughts on “Strange times.

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-2092">

    Exactly this! Beautiful cats. 🙂

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-coldfeetstudioblog bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-2095">
      coldfeetstudioblog

      I know 🙂 One is hiding because he’s not comfortable with his body image 😉

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-2093">

    🕯I’ve felt to do the same. You are not alone. Some of us no longer feel safe. I hold care, and the hope of healing, for you and us all. Be well.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-coldfeetstudioblog bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-2094">
      coldfeetstudioblog

      You too Jaspr 😉

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-2096">

    I have been struggling with the same feelings. I just want to check out for a while–I can’t stand the negativity it is stirring up in me. Not sure how it will resolve but there are still a lot of earrings to be made in the world! Thanks for your post

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-coldfeetstudioblog bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-2097">
      coldfeetstudioblog

      Lol. Saving the world, one pair at a time. Keep well Lenore 🙂

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-2098">

    Same here. Heading for my mental bunker for a while. I’ll poke my head out later to see if things are still in one piece. Hard to tell here in Montana sometimes.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-coldfeetstudioblog bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-2099">
      coldfeetstudioblog

      🙂

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-2100">

    What does help me is listening to others and reading about how others are dealing with all this in thoughtful, compassionate ways. Instead of ’emotional eating’, I choose ’emotional jewelry making’ as a way to comfort my hurt and confusion. Blessings.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-coldfeetstudioblog bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-2101">
      coldfeetstudioblog

      🙂 To you too Lynda.

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-2102">

    I’m with you; less vitriol and more generosity required everywhere. Still, if we all try, perhaps we can balance out the negativity at least a little. I’m also feeling I need to start posting photos of things that aren’t cats !
    Now I need to investigate The Stanford Prison Experiment. Clever you for the distraction 😉

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-coldfeetstudioblog bypostauthor odd alt depth-2 parent" id="comment-2104">
      coldfeetstudioblog

      Be prepared to be horrified…

        li class="comment even depth-3" id="comment-2106">

        it was all pretty vile over here after Brexit, as I am sure you are aware – it is easing a little – probably in part due to the distraction the US election run up was providing. Good luck; sending you virtual hugs, scones, goosegog jam and clotted. x

        li class="comment odd alt depth-3 parent" id="comment-2107">

        I just stumbled across this lady’s blog. She’s in Nottingham, an illustrator who makes books. It all looks wonderful, and this particular blog post is one I thought you might like at the moment. x
        https://amonikabyanyuvva.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/autumn-then/

          li class="comment byuser comment-author-coldfeetstudioblog bypostauthor even depth-4" id="comment-2110">
          coldfeetstudioblog

          Thanks. I’ll check her out.

    li class="comment odd alt thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-2103">

    I so completely and utterly agree with you.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-coldfeetstudioblog bypostauthor even depth-2" id="comment-2105">
      coldfeetstudioblog

      🙂

    li class="comment odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-2108">

    HARD times. So nice to have a friend like you to turn to here, even if it’s only virtually!

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-coldfeetstudioblog bypostauthor even depth-2" id="comment-2109">
      coldfeetstudioblog

      Thank you Gale, it’s so nice to know we’re friends. I really appreciate that 🙂

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