Saturday, January 21, 2017

Thank you - The Women's March



I want to thank Kaye Wilkinson Barley, and Erin Mitchell, Gaye Cockrell Kurmas, and Hilary Davidson, and Clea Simon, and all my other friends who are marching today, throughout this country, and some friends, such as Julie Goodson Lawes, who are even marching in other countries. Thank you! I may not be marching with you, but I'll be calling and speaking up. I'll continue to support the arts, the environment, friends in the LGBTQ community, Muslims, Native Americans, immigrants, women's rights and rights to control their own body. I'll continue to speak up about health care. I may not be with you physically today, but my heart is with all of you.


Thank you!


17 comments:

marmee said...

I am a south african and am thinking of you all...

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Thanks, Lesa. Jackie really wanted to be there but we're in Florida, as you know. We do have friends marching.

Grace Koshida said...

Lesa, I will be joining the march here in Ottawa. Over 20 Canadian cities are hosting their own women's march to support the movement in the USA.
http://canadianwomenmarch.ca/

Sandie Herron said...

I read on Facebook last of so many women joining up. There was even a photo of an airline filled with women going to the march. I believe Tonya Kappes was there. SJ Rozan spoke of going to the march, and that's all I can remember, there were so very many.

Reading your statement gave me chills. I could not go but I sure am behind the women who did!! Proud of you and them.
Sandie

Carol M said...

Going on a march is not something I could do but I'm proud of the women who did. We all need to work together to make the world a better place for everyone!

Lesa said...

Thank you, Marmee. It's been wonderful to see the support from around the world.

Lesa said...

Jeff, I would not have been able to make that trip and then stand there all day without being sick. But, I watched it in D.C., and sent love and support with Kaye, and I support all the people who marched wherever they did. Give Jackie a hug for me.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Grace. I'm grateful for all of you who marched.

Lesa said...

Sandie, I couldn't go either. I'm so proud of all the people who went. I had friends who marched in so many cities. So proud of them.

Lesa said...

Yes, Carol, we do, and we will.

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Gram said...

Sarcasm much Anon>??? I went with all the women in spirit!

Deb said...

Don't feed the trolls! And don't click on their links!

On Friday, I kept thinking about the opening lines of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER:

"Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen."

So it was wonderful yesterday to watch the marches, hear the speakers, and know that we're prepared to carve our road into the future.

Lesa said...

Gram, I deleted Anonymous' comment, but thank you for yours. Anonymous comments like that have no place on my blog. I don't respect people who don't have the courage to sign their name. I understand people who comment about books here, and have a hard time with the captcha.That was different - a troll, and a coward.

Lesa said...

Deb, thank you.

Kaye Barley said...

It must be sad to be a troll, huh? Bless her heart. Lesa, you, my sister, were with me in spirit and it helped to have you with me. Love you!!!!

Lesa said...

I love you, too, Kaye.