Within Winter Lives the Spring

Well, oh my goddess, pass the plate and say amen! Weren’t all the marches on January 21 inspiring?

We’re learning to get out of our own way a little bit as we rise up as never before in a generation. And as we move out of our own way, that leaves room for someone else at the table. And someone else. And someone else. And soon the Cabinet, the Administration, the school boards, the local legislative bodies will look like America–all of it, not just the white male parts.

Keep the momentum from the marches. Stay involved. Run for office. Stay vigilant on the phone lines and the front lines. Subscribe to investigative journalism sources like ProPublica. Donate to Planned Parenthood. The ACLU. The Southern Poverty Law Center. The Anti-Defamation League. The Sierra Club. You pick. You add your own. None of us can do everything, but we can all do something.

Don’t accept #alternativefacts. That’s spin for lie. And when the naked king tells you he’s wearing clothes and you see plain as day he’s dangling out in the wind, don’t get gaslit. Stay woke.

A fierce bright inclusive new day is dawning. Maybe the petulant orange one was the sun we needed for our seeds to sprout. Tend your gardens. Feed your communities.


One of my favorite signs from the march in DC: