Thoughts on the Boston Women’s March
Did you go to the Boston Women’s March this past Saturday? I did, along with around 175,000 others in Boston, while millions participated in one of the 700+ marches that took place on all 7 continents. What a thing to see…
I have never been a part of such a large demonstration, and really didn’t know what to expect. I hesitated about bringing Serena into such a large crowd, but I am so glad that we all went together. In Boston, there was such a feeling of community among the crowd on the Common. Rather than feeling like a protest against something or someone, it felt like a march for our country, the ideals of equality, dignity, and justice, and supremely patriotic. People were chatting, reading everyone else’s signs, and being so patient and respectful in spite of the huge crowd. I was so inspired to see how many different types of people were there, representing all generations. There were so many babies, and I saw several groups of people who were quite elderly, still standing for hours on the Common to express their hopes for our country.
My experience was so uplifting, and I am glad I was able to share it with this strong and kind girl:
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