All of which leads me to say that I am breathing an enormous sigh of relief right now. Not just because I'm a Democrat and someone from my party won, but because I think Trump has been so completely destructive and divisive. I shuddered to think what another four year term could bring.
Four years doesn't sound like a long time, but a lot can happen. Looking back on my own life, since the 2016 election, I have had three jobs, attended four universities, earned one graduate degree, mourned the loss of one beloved pet, adopted another beloved pet, and bought a home.
A lot can happen to a nation in four years, also. I think it suffices to say that within less than one year, 237,000 Americans have died from COVID. That is a staggering number, and likely would have seemed staggering even if it had been spread out over four years.
I don't know what a Biden presidency will bring, but I think it's fair to predict far less drama, far fewer tweets, and a move to bring people together rather than sow discord. At this point, that is enough to give me hope.