8 months ago a truly terrible thing happened. I don't like to think about it or talk about it. If you ever read this blog and you saw my last post you know that I did not post after this terrible event and there are several reasons why.
One of the main reasons is fear. I don't know how people so openly express their feelings of horror about their own President. This doesn't seem like something anyone should do. While I understand there is freedom of speech, when it comes to this person, I don't believe that I have that freedom.
I am truly terrified of our President. What woman could claim anything else when they have heard him say that he can just grab anyone he wants by the pussy.
I was and will forever be disappointed by the women I know who voted for this man, for whatever their reason, because he admits to sexual assault proudly. I don't say that he admitted to it because his every move since saying those words has been in the same vein, the same tone. Just this week he posted a video of himself assaulting someone. He is predatory.
As it is for most people, I have grown accustomed to who the current President of the United States is and I am learning to cope with the terror and anxiety of this reality. I imagine a time when someone with dignity and respect will lead us again. I try to focus on controlling myself and the way I behave.
I missed writing and felt too afraid to write. How can I write about food with this hanging over us all?
But I'll try. And maybe I'll write about other things and leave food behind. This is my place and I can write about whatever I want. Maybe I'll even tell a story.