The Many Stages of Election Grief – Documented for Everyone to See

So it’s one thing to cry.  It’s another to cry for the whole world to see.

When I got home to Tennessee, people began saying to me, “Hey, I saw you on NBC.”  Or, “I saw your photo.  Wow.  It looked like you were really upset.”

And, it’s true.  Apparently, my photo was picked up by some wire services and has appeared literally all over the world.  Now I’m even getting sympathetic e-mails and Tweets from liberals who’ve seen so many photos of me crying that they feel sorry for me.  I keep thinking I’ve seen them all, then someone sends me they’ve found!  So, let’s get these out of the way.

Hope

Anxiety

Disbelief

Prayer

Grief

Nancy French, from Columbia, Tenn., watches vote results displayed on a television screen during Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s election night rally, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Resignation

Nancy French, husband David, daughter Camille (13) and son Austin (11) react to the election results displayed on a television during Mitt Romney’s campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Hope

(Also could be captioned, “Our hope is not found in the White House anyway.”)

 

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