Mother's Day Historic Vigil in Washington D.C.
By Karen Bradley - view her blog here
Karen Bradley has been hanging out with CodePINK since the nascent beginnings. She lives in Washington DC on Capitol Hill, is a university professor of dance, and is spending this Mother's Day working for peace, along with her son Larry, age 17. She blogs at the Democracy Cell Project, Daily Kos, and AfterDowningStreet.
The sky is suddenly blue and we lie on the green grass, threads of pink spell out "Mom says NO to War". We are the threads, hundreds of us, dressed in pink, with pink banners.
The aerial photo will be released; taken from the top of the Washington Monument. We met people from Phoenix AZ, Jamica Plain MA, Camden ME, Baltimore and North Carolina. We were part of the "Y" in "says".
Moms shared stories of sons in Iraq; sons in college, sons lost, children and the future. Later, we will do the Karl Rove Indictment Happy Dance, but for now, the sheer joy of holding hands and dancing in the unexpected sun is enough.
Right now, teach-ins are happening and we will head over there to see them and learn from each other, but for now, all of you are here with us. I will post as I can, or call into sparrow, DiAnne and the rest of the DCPers.
(It is nice to think about consternation inside those white walls, so cut off from our sense of mission and intent).