Forever in our hearts! ♥
♥ Thank you for MARCHING with me, Sarita! ♥
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Pretty much cried the entire time . . . . ♥
We are in DC to MARCH in the WOMEN’S MARCH WASHINGTON | 2017. We’re here with friends, daughters, sisters, sons, and husbands. I am marching for women’s rights, specifically our reproductive rights and access to affordable healthcare. Junior is marching for income equality and to put an end to racism. Lofty aspirations! Together with this extraordinary group of activists, we march for human rights, for fairness, for decency and for the very soul of our democracy.
I feel humbled. I feel invigorated. I feel fortunate. I feel like the unfathomably blessed American I am.
Let the record show that I did not consent to this.
Let it show that I did not vote for this man, that he did not represent me, that I did not believe he was deserving of being here, that I grieved his ascension.
Let History record my objection to him, to the ways he humiliated women and vilified Muslims and threatened protestors and disregarded people of color.
Let it record my repulsion at his tremendous cruelty, his lack of compassion, his contempt for dissension, his absence of simple decency.
Let witnesses mark down my disgust at the way he boasted of infidelity, at how he ridiculed a disabled reporter, at the way he attacked female opponents for their appearance, at the way he marginalized immigrants.
Let it be remembered that I did not look the other way when women accused him of assault, when the reality of his Russian alliances came to light, when he refused to share his tax records—though large portions of the American media and its people chose to.
Let it be remembered that I did not buy into the fear that he perpetuated of those with brown skin or hijabs or foreign birthplaces.
If this weren’t so bizarrely accurate it might be even funnier. Thanks, mG!
Thank you, President Obama. You have been the best President of my lifetime. I have been blessed and so proud to witness your extraordinary eight years as our Commander-in-Chief and as a father and husband. Impeccable!
photograph | Mark Seliger