I can’t let this historical weekend go without writing down / sharing a few thoughts.
First, I watched the inauguration speech given by Trump and I was unimpressed and uninspired. I will never root against him because I want him to make some radical changes in our country and I want to move forward as a nation and I want politics (and both parties) to change. But I’m not convinced his presidency will be anything but divisive, which I see as a huge step back for us all. I hope and pray that he proves me wrong.
Second, I didn’t march yesterday, but I am so grateful that many people (millions!) did. My best friends were out there in many different cities – thank you! Thank you for representing me and my daughters and all of the women I know. I’m not sure why so many people were and are against the march and what it stands for. Can’t we all agree that marching for human rights is a good thing? That women’s rights are necessary and should be protected? That, as a country, we should demand better of our president than the things he has done and said in the past?
We are paying attention, Washington. I think the march proved that point.
Even if you didn’t march and don’t understand the march and what it stood for and the people who participated – let’s all move forward in love and optimism and hope and appreciation that we live in a country in which we can speak our minds and gather together so our voices can be expressed collectively. We should all feel better that we are among citizens who stand up for oppression and inequality, in any form.
The world is not changed by those who sit at home and write comments on the internet, the world is changed by people who get out there. Donate money. Volunteer at a local organization. Love your family and friends. Take care of yourself. Protect the Earth we all call home.