Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

With rel­a­tives scat­tered across the coun­try, photographer Meri Bond was cel­e­brat­ing Thanks­giv­ing with like­minded friends at a home on the Mas­sachusetts coast out­side Bos­ton.

The political con­ver­sa­tion among the Clin­ton sup­port­ers was largely an elec­tion post-mortem, not an­gry con­dem­na­tion of the other side, she said.

That morn­ing, Bond took to Face­book to en­cour­age both sides to lis­ten to each other, writ­ing “Let’s cel­e­brate our shared hu­man­ity. Happy Thanks­giv­ing, ev­ery­one.”

At her re­cent 50th high school re­union, she was struck by how dif­fi­cult it can be for peo­ple with dif­fer­ing ide­olo­gies to do that.

“Even though I tried re­ally hard to be up­beat on my posts, it’s pretty bruis­ing try to com­mu­ni­cate with peo­ple who don’t watch the same news, they don’t hear things the same way, they see Hil­lary in a com­pletely dif­fer­ent way than I do,” she said.

Still, she re­mains op­ti­mistic.

“Part of me is re­ally cu­ri­ous to give (Trump) a shot and see where it goes,” she said.

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