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Me and 320K* of my closest friends

 

“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

 

 

 

 

* Reports are now saying that I was joined by 400,000 of my closest friends! 

 

Today, I took part in the People’s Climate March with close to 320,000 4000,000 people.  My friend and I gathered at 74th – and were there from 11:30-1:30 before we even started moving.  It took us almost 4 hours to get to Times Square (that’s 4 hours for 30 blocks!).  The march was full of energy and song and dance and even unicorns!  Whether politicians take heed or not, it was joyful and powerful to take to the streets with so many people – stating loudly and clearly that we are united.  And how can they not when a fact is a fact and it will impact us all.

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Bikes are the way of the future.

Bikes are the way of the future.

 

oh, the sad irony.....

oh, the sad irony…..

Early in the day, the streets ended up being packed from Columbus Circle up to well past 86th.  Marchers had reached the Javits center (the end) before the tail-end of the march had started moving.

Early in the day, the streets ended up being packed from Columbus Circle up to well past 86th. Marchers had reached the Javits center (the end) before the tail-end of the march had started moving.

Times Square, Planet Earth

Times Square, Planet Earth

And.... a unicorn.  #believe

And…. a unicorn. #believe

My favorite sign of the day?

A fried earth, like an egg in a frying pan that said ‘A fried earth is no yolk’.

Good stuff.

 

There was a moment of silence at 12:58 for all those impact my climate change.  As we were waiting to move, still (the march was suppose to start at 11:30), I thought – there is no way we will ALL be silent.  But sure enough, the voices quieted down, the marching bands ceased, and all was quiet.  All 400,000 of us.

The power of the people, folks.  Together, united, we can move mountains.

 

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Carol Kushner #

    Good to see this–glad you were there.

    September 22, 2014
  2. Gail #

    I’ve been following the March from home today! Great to see your pictures ‘from the front lines’.

    September 22, 2014
    • Aurora #

      It was pretty great!

      September 22, 2014
  3. Awesome! What a wonderful display of unity for the planet.

    September 22, 2014
  4. Scott Kushner #

    Very cool. Wished I could have been there physically but was definitely there in spirit Let’s hope this reaches the ears of people who need to hear it.

    September 22, 2014

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