Last check-in before I see you all in DC!
Posted by on April 28th, 2006
Dear Women of Women Say Enough:
This will be my last check-in before I see you all in DC!
For Bay Area CODEPINKers, please come to my send-off party before I catch a "peace train" to DC with my husband. This Sunday, April 30, starting at 7 p.m. Refreshments, readings, fun! The hardcore can accompany us to the Martinez train station.
I'll be posting text and photos to a blog on the CODEPINK national website. I don't have a laptop, so I'll just find an internet cafe here and there as I cross North America, and upload to Farida, our amazing CODEPINK webmistress. Click on Pink Blogs on the left side of the home page to read my and others' blogs.
As I cross the continent, going from California to Oregon to Montana to the Midwest to NYC to DC, I will be looking for signs of the damage this war has done to our country, and for signs of resistance. Who knows what I'll find... who knows what I will overhear and be able to pick up on. The reality of this war has been denied, especially since "Mission Accomplished," but drains us, bleeds us, corrupts us, torments us. How that shows up in ordinary life is what I want to explore.
I'll close by saying something that is usually not said by the "left" (however one defines that): I love my country. I love OUR country. I am leaving my small home, with its comforts and its limits, for our larger home: the strange beautiful violent continent-scape known by the oddly generic name of "The United States."
Wish me a good journey, and I wish you the same. See you in DC!
End the war in 06,