I have no words to offer you, mama. I am so saddened to hear of your loss.
I had a great laugh on the way there and on the way back with the two other activist ladies I carpooled with. About how ridiculous the far right's crap is. It felt so nice to laugh about it and crack jokes and make fun of 'em, and not to censor ourselves for fear that it would come back to haunt us.
I haven't been writing. I think I've been far too depressed, overworked, or I've been censoring myself too much. I've been fairly silent, passively watching this, that or the other unfold. Being polite, or at least keeping my mouth closed and maybe talking shit, when I should have been WRITING shit. Here, at the hipmama, I've felt like I was some sort of traitor to motherhood, as I have very little to say about being a mother, now that I'm looking at the blessed light at the end of the tunnel (hope it ain't a train coming toward me).
No, don't answer that. Just look at this photo:
The caption is:
OccupyOakland eating donuts in front of the OPD. “WHOSE SWEETS!?! OUR SWEETS!” pls share
Occupy Oakland to Build Garden in Oscar Grant Plaza
Call of action for Saturday November 19:
We are asking the community to participate in the birth and beginning construction of a garden project in Oscar Grant Plaza. For the community, by the community. Respecting the land and feeding the people. Meeting at 11am before the 2pm rally and march. Any help, supplies, donations, ideas, permaculture/landscaping/eco-living educators and specialist are welcome. This is an ongoing community project so it will continue to expand and elaborate in the days and weeks to follow. Show up or sign up. Come and support the vitality and growth of this momentous movement. contact:
Agreed on by Occupy Oakland General Assembly 11.16.11