HOLD THE ANGER
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.