Folks may make fun, but fact is that coloring is commonly accepted as a coping mechanism to deal with stress, anxiety, and worry. And just after an election where (seemingly) 50% of the country hates the guts of the other 50%, leave it to coloring to take us to our happy place.
Jon Stewart (formerly of The Daily Show, now being blamed for Hillary losing) has somewhat sarcastically taken to coloring ... apparently.
And Universities are now handing out kleenex and coloring books for students to color their fears for their future away. Not sure if that's sarcastic or not, but looks like lots of news publications are reading it that way.
Which ever way you take it, we are happy to see that coloring is helping folks deal with their depression & anxiety. If there's one thing that both sides of the country should be able to agree on, coloring helps keep the blues away!