"Well, that was a real grab in the pussy."

So began Seth Meyers' desk monologue on his first show back after the election of Donald Trump. But from there, Meyers' reflections weren't pure disappointment and anguish.

Of course he spoke to all of that, too. He reflected on the bitter reality for his eight-month-old son, the fear of his Italian greyhound being deported, and the bizarre historic achievement of America's next president:

"For the first time in our history, our president would be a steak salesman."

But after nearly breaking down at the thought of his mom's fruitless support for Hillary Clinton, Meyers eventually turned to empathy to make sense of it all.

"I felt a lot of emotions last night and into today," said Meyers.

"Some sadness, some anger, some fear. But I'm also aware that those are the same emotions a lot of Trump supporters felt, emotions that led them to make their choice, and it would be wrong for me to think my emotions are somehow more authentic than their emotions."

"Hope is always the best possible path to take," said Meyers, and after all, he pointed out, the only thing we know for sure about Donald Trump's policies right now is that he's anti-Rosie O'Donnell.