Well, it’s over for another four years. I am so disappointed and sickened – there is nothing else to be said or done for the moment. I am going to keep a stiff upper lip and make french onion soup, pour a glass of red wine and enjoy the excellent company of a few good friends. Balm for the soul indeed.

All the same this quote from G.K. Chesterton’s The Ballad of the White Horse kept running through my mind today:

“The men of the East may spell the stars,
And times and triumphs mark,
But the men signed of the cross of Christ
Go gaily in the dark.”

Going gaily in the dark doesn’t mean that we are bumbling about. It means marching into a situation that is dire, but still letting our hearts be joyful, for what do we have to fear?

If you need some more inspirations for post election musings here are a few:

A great quote by St. Augustine from Ten Thousand Places.

An Election Reflection via Joan in Ordinary Time

What Cardinal Dolan said and commentary from Whispers in the Loggia.

A thank-you to the Romneys from Blog of the Courtier.

What to do when the going gets tough, from Dixie Grit (things always feel better when your nails look nice).