Today was supposed to be a celebration. Two colleagues and I were celebrating achieving a milestone promotion. And we were still able to do that. And for a little while we were able to forget. And now we must move on.
Some things will change. But I suspect that much won't. And I will still be much more fortunate than so many others.
So, I will delete the vitriolic tweets that I draft but do not post. I will commiserate with friends and grind my teeth. I will wonder what apparently led so many people to vote "Leave" without actually wanting that outcome - and consider why that situation has arisen. I will remember that there were intelligent, thoughtful people campaigning on both sides of the debate (as well as those who were deceitful or self-serving - on both sides of the debate). I will try to look to the future with positivity, hope and respect. And I will try to remember how fortunate I am to live in a democratic country.