Yesterday M- and I along with a couple hundred thousand of our closest friends went to the National Mall, the long beautiful stretch of green space between the capital and Washington Monument, for The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
We went with the hopes of a beautiful day, a fun event, and maybe, just maybe, something more. The Rally delivered. From the best house band around --The Roots, Ozzy, 4 Troops singing a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, The Mythbusters, John Legend, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kid Rock, Tony Bennett singing 'America the Beautiful', R-2 D-2, Sheryl Crow, Father Guido Sarducci, Anderson Cooper’s Tiny Black T-shirt, and the list goes on, not to mention our hosts Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert.
We weren’t there to say “WE are right, YOU are wrong”. We were there to say, just because we are different doesn’t mean we can’t respect each other. To my right stood a couple in their mid seventies, behind us, a young Muslim couple, and around us everything in between, even a robot, Santa Claus, and Elmo were there. In our little area there were folks from New York, Alaska, Minnesota, Virginia, Maryland and Arkansas.
As much as the media would have you believe the Rally was a total Liberal Love-fest, the Rally wasn’t about partisanship; it was about each demonizing the other. Yes we will disagree, no we won’t always see eye to eye, but we are in this together, and we are not each others enemies. It was amazing to be a part of this. I was so proud to be there, to see so many like-minded moderates asking for something often left out of our modern political process—civility, reasonableness, and decency.
--One of the moderate (slightly more liberal than some, but more conservative than others) majority. JWMG
Okay so I am in addiction overload. I don't know what it is, the voyeur in me? my own addiction calling for attention? or just curiosity? I have been totally absorbed with Intervention right now, and on the side I am reading Beautiful Boy. After I finish the book I am going to Detox from all of it. I swear.
On another hand I finished another scrapbook page. I'm not really a scrapper but we have a ton of photos, love em, love the way a photo looks, feels, that glossy paper, so I thought I should do something with them, to preserve them a bit. recently I started to put something together. Simple, not as extravagant as some I have seen, although I would love to be that talented! It's definitely been fun though, soooo.....I thought I would post some of my designs. Hope you enjoy them! Someday soon I will get wedding and honey moon pics done too. Maybe.
P.S. My microscope slides arrived! Hurray! I cant wait to get my "boobies" into those!