I still have faith in our democracy.
You might ask why--given that a mad-man was president for four years, Q-anon is alive and well, and our most precious democratic symbol, the US Capitol, was stormed with hatred and death on January 6.
I still have faith because our democracy seems to have survived all that.
Sensible and patriotic people are in charge of the executive branch and rioters from 1/6 (I'm sure that will come to be a thing, like 9/11) are in jail and being prosecuted.
It's certainly not over.
But Biden is re-establishing our role in the world. Harris marched in a Pride parade. Legislation in pending to restore voting rights that state Republicans are trying to limit, to prepare our infrastructure and to do something, long over-due, to make our economy more equal.
It's certainly not done yet and the fear of more violence from the extreme right and white supremacists is still possible.
But I have faith in our democracy.
I long for the day I don't have to worry.
But I still have faith.
You should too.
That will help us all.