Saturday’s march went really well. Everything stayed peaceful, and there were some great speakers. Nobody has any interest in being angry, violent or radical. There were people there from churches, straight Christian families, Gay Christian families, straight people who don’t go to church at all (me), as well as a lot of same-sex couples who would like to get/stay married, and their family and friends.
I don’t know if you can tell throughout the course of the photos, but when we got there, the sun was shining and the skies were blue. It was the kind of day you would be wearing a tank top and shorts and still be hot. The kind of day where I might have gone to the beach if, say, prop 8 hadn’t passed. But throughout the short time I was there (an hour?) the sky started filling with smoke. It was the kind of thing that the crazy flavor of religious fanatics would say was god, gettin angry.
Incidentally, my favorite recent magazine article headline: “You Done Gone And Pissed Off The Queers!” from District magazine.
This is what the sky looked like when we got there,
And this is what it looked like as we were leaving:
If Prop 8 isn’t repealed by March, there is a march planned at the state capital. Anyone interested in joining me?
This is the link I was using last year to get up to date info about the fires:
Yesterday it was raining ash on my place in Long Beach. I spent today in Playa Del Rey, and haven’t gone outside. Normally from the loft at my boyfriend’s house I can see across to the hills above Santa Monica, and today all I see is smoky haze. That’s bad even by L.A. standards.
I attended to march on City Hall yesterday and am going through my pictures.
This cute little angel is less than two years old and has an almost 200 word sign language vocabulary. Here she is leaving her tiny footprints at the beach during a photoshoot with her Daddy and very pregnant mommy.
While we were doing family portraits, she showed us the sign for every animal we named, and I asked her for the water sign, and she busted that one out too. It didn’t lend itself to a great pose, but then when you’re 2, everything you do is cute, so it doesn’t matter. I’ll post the pics soon but mommy gets to see them first.
Tonight as I was leaving work, I looked up into a sky filled with the post sunset pinks swirling around on a backdrop of deep, dark blue and I started to get excited about the new world we’ll be living in by the end of the day tomorrow. Even the helicopter passing overhead just seemed like part of a colorful celebration about the kind of a world that tomorrow will usher in. This day that so many people have been waiting for for so long.
Tomorrow we’re going to have our first black president, and hopefully, same sex unions will stay legalized here FINALLY. Also, I’m pretty excited about prop 2, the animals one.
But most importantly, guys, no more BUSH! God, that was so embarrassing! Could we not do that again?
And yay, the polling place is just across the street.
In other news, this beautiful family I photographed a few weeks ago just had a baby:
They had a beatiful baby girl, 7 lbs 11 oz. I haven’t heard the name yet but it’ll be something that goes with Shane, Kelli and Shayli. I can’t wait to visit Shane and Kelli again and photograph that baby’s cute new feet!