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The collective trauma of the 2016 blindside is weighing heavy on our minds. There will be no victory parties this year, no crates of champagne to pop open the moment results roll in. We should have learned our lesson by now.

“Never tempt the gods with hubris,” John DeVore writes in Humungus. “It’s tragedy avoidance 101.” Consider binging cooking shows instead. Or, perhaps by retracing our steps the night of Donald Trump’s election win, we can feel more prepared for whatever the future may bring:

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Amanda Sakuma

Editor/writer. Words in GEN, The Atlantic, Glamour, The Intercept, MSNBC, NBC News, NYT, Vice, Vox, and more.