Peace and goodwill to all

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For the first time since I started this blog nine years ago, I’ve been blocked.

I’ve wanted to show you the beauty of Arles, the season’s first snow, and the photos I shot last month in Florida. But it all seems so trivial compared to the political changes that are unfolding around the world. Deep chasms are fracturing nations, and a terrible darkness is spilling out of their depths.

The 2016 presidential campaign in the U.S. was especially messy and troubling. Both major parties used dirty tricks and slung vitriol — and ultimately my country elected a man who has deliberately pitted Americans against each other and lauded violence.

You people were vicious, violent, screaming, ‘Where’s the wall? We want the wall!’ I mean you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right?

As a pacifist — and as someone who deeply loves her country…

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