Seth Meyers' Election Reaction Will Break Your Heart And Raise Your Spirits
I’m sure this is going to sound weird, possibly inappropriate, and maybe shallow, but in the shock, fear, and sadness of yesterday, one of things that I was dreading was watching Late Night with Seth Meyers because I honestly couldn’t imagine how he’d get through it. He’d covered the election and Trump nearly five times a week for nearly seventeen months. And he’d been brutal in his criticism of Trump. I was worried about having to watch his heartbreak and despair when I was so deep in the middle of mine.
But here’s the thing: Seth Meyers is a goddamn professional.
That’ll teach me to doubt the writing staff at Late Night. Well done, sir.
Here’s one other thing: yesterday was terrible. It was painful and scary. And I was kind to people. That might not sound like a big deal to those of you who don’t know me, but I’m not kind. I’m abrasive, impatient, and fall somewhere between a smartass and an asshole. But not yesterday. Yesterday, sensing that others needed to be treated more gently and needing some gentleness myself, I was considerate, outgoing, overly polite. God help me, I’ll say it: I was friendly. I smiled at people, I let someone in front of me in line for coffee, I chatted up the cashier at the grocery store. Because I wanted to limit the badness that I allowed into my day yesterday. And if the goal of the Trump campaign was this:
they fucked up big. I have never been more concerned with others’ feelings than I am right now. I spent the whole day wrapping myself in the kind of love and positive vibes for all of humanity that would make Trump supporters vomit. And then I gathered as much contact information for my local, state and federal representatives as I could find. Because nothing, not even this, will last forever.
Who ever you are, where ever you are, go get it.