I didn’t watch the Women’s March on Washington today. I’d hoped it would be a huge success, but I just don’t have the will to watch a lot of live coverage from DC.
So imagine my amazement and delight when I finally looked for some pictures this evening. Unbelievable! I started with the Denver Post, which had a stunning time lapse video of the crowd here. Then I scrolled through a gallery of photos at the Washington Post.
And then I went to the New York Times and scrolled through their gallery. And scrolled. And scrolled. And scrolled some more. I couldn’t believe all the cities that were represented. And I had no idea there would be marches around the world. I was in tears before I got half way down the page. But still there were more images. It took some minutes to scroll all the way down the page, and I was a mess by the time I got to the bottom — to a photo from Antarctica.
I feel much better than I did a few days ago. I’m one of millions upset about Trump’s election, not just here but around the world. I can’t express how heartened I feel.
Thank you Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Boston, Chicago, Paris, London, Atlanta, Seattle, Toronto, Fairbanks, Sydney, Auckland, Tel Aviv, and so many, many others. And all the way down to Antarctica.
Huge success? Yep, I’d say so.
“I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope.”
— Cornel West