Don't most events in our lives happen by chance? I hope to share with you the chance observations and experiences of my travels. And I offer a chance for you to comment as well. Add to that my fond affection for my late cat, Chance, who was afflicted with feline leukemia and died of cancer, and you will see why "chance" has a special meaning in my life. By chance, the adventure continues and can be shared...
Knowing that I could not make it to the Women's March in Washington, D.C., and realizing that even the Philadelphia March was going to be out of reach, I started looking for a closer place to join.
I was a bit disappointed to see that Montgomery County apparently was not hosting a march, but was delighted to find that one was being organized in Doylestown, Bucks County. I have to applaud those who pulled this together when they started to question why none was taking place in the county seat. Apparently they were hoping to get a few hundred people out, but at last count there were more than 600 planning to attend. I have to guess that number was on the low side. It was a gray, cold day, but no one's spirits were dampened. And I was so happy to be able to make that Bucks County march with my daughter!!
We made signs to carry...
And I found pink pussycat hats in a great Easy shop... Thanks, KnotsnMore for awesome hats and quick shipping!!
And then it was off to Doylestown on Saturday to join the march. I have to say, there were all ages represented, the gathering and march seemed to go off without a hitch and everyone was respectful. The mayor and police were so helpful in making sure the march was safe and peaceful. After all, our message is not one of hate. We are not of the same ilk as those who have taken the reins of America. No, we were there to speak out, make our voices heard and show solidarity with the other marches being held throughout the U.S. -- and the world -- on Saturday. This, of course, is just the beginning. It was a starting place to get the juices flowing for all the work ahead. Now we must ALL continue to contact our representatives and senators with our multiple concerns. We must press for them to hold town halls to hear our voices first-hand. We must get involved on a local level and seek out ways that we can best lend a hand. We must push for a change at mid-term elections. And we must NEVER allow this type of person to be elected president again.
Here are some photos from the march.
If you could not attend an event on Saturday, it does not matter. The work in the trenches begins NOW.
You can make a difference. We all can make a difference. We must not allow indifference to defeat us.