Thursday, January 11, 2007

Walk With Me

Here are a few pictures from the march to City Hall. It was incredible and you can rest assured that we got our point accross. The most beautiful moment for me was when the group marching from Central City arrived - mid city and cbd marchers had arrived a few minutes earlier. The Central City contingent walked slowly, quietly, with pride and respect. They were greated with cheers, whistles, claps, and love. For at least a little while today we were all in it together and it felt really nice.

I know I was hoping that the march would get 'it' out of my system but this afternoon I read the piece on NPR by David Koen, a personal friend of Helen Hill the beautiful mother/wife/artist that was murdered last week. This one is also beautifully written and an incredible tribute. I highly recommend that you check it out. You can access it by clicking on the link below: 
I have to stop reading these tributes to Hill and her husband. It is making me delve a bit too much into the biblical questions that test my faith, the very simple and very old, "why do bad things happen to good people...why them and not me?" I just can't do it anymore because it is making me misreable. I will never forget to honor Hill and her family and will always keep them in my prayers but I have to move on to something more positive now.

I am the first to roll my eyes at the mention of C. Ray but today he sat there and listened to what everyone had to say with dignity and respect. I think it is a step in the right direction and it certainly took some courage on his part to attend.

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