Like you, I was one of the desolate ones on June 24th. For every reason the Brexit result was appalling but it was a feeling of loss and grief that many of us had not felt before. Suddenly we felt that Europe had been taken away from us overnight.
Admittedly this sounds melodramatic (some of us had been up all night) but my wife and I wept. It wasn't about new visa queues or poor rates of exchange or cheap flights going. It was deeper than that. It was about estrangement. It was about feeling less like a European citizen and more like a sad visitor being forced to have less and less in common with our neighbours. Brexit is destined to make little Englanders of us all.
All our eulogies and elegies for the European project were moving and heartfelt but if only our emotional outpourings had come earlier. Even its supporters were guilty of taking the EU for granted in a half-hearted way during Britain's forty year membership. Whose heart ever missed a beat as Francois Hollande arrived in Brussels for another Common Agricultural Policy meeting? But David Cameron's mealy-mouthed EU-lite approach didn't exactly set the house alight either.
On many fronts the EU hasn't always been good at promoting its work. When it comes to culture, the EU translation fund will be badly missed, but the European Literature Prize, which had the potential to be one of our major book prizes was never widely promoted or gained much traction. Maybe a little symptomatic of how the EU, could have done with more profile raising in the UK. I received more regular information about the pizza delivery company round the corner than I ever did about the EU.
But now the economy appears to be in freefall, even some Brexiters are having second thoughts. The rest of us can tell them 'I told you so' while feeling guilty that we didn't love Europe enough.
But with Brexit set to drag Britain into a downward spiral of economic uncertainty and insularity over the next two years and beyond, does our response have to be a negative one?
Not at all.
I personally believe that the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings from us Remainers has left us feeling more European than ever. While we once might have liked Europe, now, faced with the alternative, we are prepared to say we love it.
And the perfect way of showing our new-found love is through European culture. Culturally, you see, we simply don't have to accept Brexit.
Embracing our Europeaness with a vengeance for fear of what will replace it, can I believe encourage an already growing appetite for European writing.
Fiction in translation accounted for 7% of sales in 2015; while the market for fiction fell, translated fiction sales increased. Books like My Brilliant Friend, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair have put European fiction at the front of bookshops and we all know of countless other riches out there just waiting to be read. Publishers and bookshops will miss this opportunity at their peril.
Depressed that David Davies wants to clear our streets of European nationalities and languages? Check out Elena Ferrante and immerse yourself in her wonderful Neapolitan street life.
Mortified that anything vaguely progressive in our lives will be vanishing? Read Knausgaard's first volume and experience downtown Stockholm in all its social democratic glory and excellent child-care.
Worried that the Brexit-loving Daily Mail will infect our lives further with celebrity drivel? Then read Proust for some of the best high-level gossip going.
As the dark Brexit days draw near, European fiction, poetry and drama - and let's not forget film and music - can be the way to remind us 48% that a rich, multicultural and diverse life is still out there.
Subscribe to Periene Press's brilliant European novella series, click on Love Films' international button, join a cultural institute's library. Don't let the Brexiters grind us down.
We might have been too standoffish in the past but hopefully we've learnt our lesson. It's time to feed our inner-European - and it's not too late.
Malcolm Burgess is the publisher of Oxygen Books city-pick series featuring writing on European cities www.oxygenbooks.co.uk
Big thanks to Brick Lane Books, Shoreditch for the inspiring book promo.