We stood in the "cold" (at Calif temps of 54 - I know we're wimps compared to those East of us), and the cleansing rain.
fuzzy scarf... check
long sleeve shirt...check
rain coat... check
boots ... check
time of the month... check
I forgot to bring my PROP 8 sign and my gloves. The sign...not a problem - they had tons. Gloves... well, fingers thaw eventually.
Rally out in the wind and rain... AWESOME. Truly awesome. Standing amongst people from all different backgrounds and faith ... only reinforced my own. Hearing all the honking from commuters getting home from work - thrilling...and instinctively made me shout my "WHOO" I use at sports events or concerts.
I don't have mad iMovie skills... but my friend Amy sent me this...
Sure we had some of those people who claim to be tolerant but instead choose to do intolerant things to people who don't follow their views lock-step... but when they flip you off or act like monkeys... you smile...because I only needed one hand to count up those folks.
Seeing women who found a way to support the cause with young ones in tow... awesome. Camille's hubby wasn't home yet from work, but drove her car up and down honking her support with her kids in the car. Carrie's kids, Shannon's kids, Bonnie's kids, and Leah's kids... plus some...all there. How often in a lifetime do you get to truly stand up for your beliefs like that?
It made me grateful to live where I do. The people here are still solid. Granted... if I still lived in the Bay Area I would probably be smelling like raw eggs, and what not... exciting? Yes. But I love where I live. It's going to come down to folks who live in the inland areas to move the vote. It will take people of all faiths and backgrounds with wisdom to stand.
And... I want to thank my friend Carrie (Cabesh) who happened to be inspired. Right before I was about to get dressed for the rally my hubby said there was a package from Godiva...
All I have to say is I LOVE YOU BONAZZA! You make my heart glad.
ps. Bring on the RAIN...and we'll supply the SUNSHINE VOTES - YES ON PROP 8