The woods in Idaho with my fur-brother Truffle (RIP).
The shores of the Ligurian Sea.
The shores of the Pacific Ocean.
The shores of Lake Pend'Oreille, Idaho.
And let's not forget the mountains. The Alps!
How we love to hike.
But now the world has gone upside down.
Because the USA has elected a man with no morality and no compulsion about lying. We've been told that Trump says what needs saying and that he doesn't mean what he says. But words matter. You don't get it both ways. Those who think they can define his meaning as it suits them have been scammed.
Trump denies that global climate change is an urgent threat to civilization. The Paris accords are dead. This is what the USA has unleashed. This is what the USA has done to the world.
My new anthem.
There is no silver lining to this election. Here's what you can do now:
Consider making a donation to 350.org -- on behalf of climate change. (One example, the most common sentiment to my mom in Switzerland: "What has America done? This affects us all." On the other hand, we have talked to Europeans who think the American elections do not affect them; they are mistaken.)
Consider making a donation to the American Civil Liberties Union -- on behalf of the American constitution.
Consider making a donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center -- on behalf of our sisters and brothers so at risk in America. (Two personal examples from this past weekend -- one friend's daughter had hate speech written on her apartment and her car, and another friend had hate speech written on her campus organization's door with flyers distributed across campus.)