The Day The World Marched for Love
January, 21 2017. What a day. What an amazing day. What an incredible and historic day.
Today’s the day the entire globe erupted in communities of love, solidarity, non-violence, laughter, color, age, creativity and actively choosing non-judgement.
I’ve been to anti-war marches before, some of them well over 200,000 participants. I’ve marched across the city of LA in an parade with giant puppets as an act of environment protest and art. Even so, today was different. Today wasn’t an anti-anything march: it was a pro-something march.
That something was love.
Today was the first truly global day of love in my lifetime. Today the citizens of the world announced — boldly, loudly, colorfully, hysterically, ironically and sometime painfully — that they’d heard the call. They heard it. Listen to me, because I’m saying this three times: the call was love, that call was heard and the response that came forth was unequivocal:
Today’s the day that the darkness — out there and in us as well (for the darkness is everywhere) was put on notice. Today, some of the darkness was chased out by the light. We needed that light today. So amen for that. But much, much more is needed. More than ever. Take a breath, but…
Don’t. Stop. Now.
Now’s the time we double down. Now’s the time we march, volunteer, reach out and activate more.
Love more. Give more. Care more.
Try more. Cry more. Fly more. And die more.
Loving that much and that deeply is incredibly hard. It’s like a little death. You know that, of course. But the fate of the world is, literally, in your heart. You are the key to tomorrow. You are the answer to the question: “What now?” You are the future you’ve been hoping for. YOU are, so don’t wait for others, don’t ever ask for permission and don’t think you can’t.