That was so moving last year and still is, but our emotions were so raw then and that performance just tapped right into that. What has the last year done to and for me? I think I'd have to write an essay. It has brought me down to face the reality that we haven't come as far as we thought we had in this country with regard to racism and equal rights for all, including the LGBT community. It has cut me to the core to see the bigotry, hatred, and ignorance that obviously have always been there and we just didn't see it. But I have also been lifted up by the kindness that people are going out of their way to show, by the resistance to hate that we see, by the fight and determination of good, loving people. Am I disillusioned and afraid and weary? Shocked, dismayed, ashamed, embarrassed? Yes. But I can't live that way so I choose to do what I can, to not feed hatred, to vote.