I keep reading lovely posts about how we need to remember the little things and set aside the ugliness of this election, move on and all that. It’s too bad we really can’t set it aside. We’ve brought it out into the open. We gave it center stage with a big, bright spotlight for more than a year. It’s right in front of us now, surrounding us; it is us. No matter what happens the hate and fear, the ugliness, *has* to be dealt with. Lives depend on it.