Day 6 - Cleanse 2017

Today I marched.

I marched with 750 THOUSAND peaceful people in Downtown LA. We were in tight quarters, squeezing in between each other, accidentally stepping on toes and bopping each other in the head with our signs. Everyone was so gracious and kind and forgiving. It was unbelievable. I was nervous about the day, not knowing what to expect, hearing warnings about tear gas and what to do when you encounter it. Danger seemed so certain, so impending. But it could not have been more beautiful. I got to walk with 4 other lovely ladies, two of whom I had never met, and I was touched by how each of us was so concerned for the other's safety and well-being. One of the women made extra signs to pass out to those that were in need. It felt generous, accepting, connected. I cannot believe that 3/4 of a million people gathered in a public place, and I saw not one confrontation, or even a flicker of violence. Talk about some emotional cleansing. I feel intense gratitude and unity right now. I feel all the love.

*Sign made AND held by my friend Katherine Arntzen.

*Sign made AND held by my friend Katherine Arntzen.