It is expected that more people will turn up for the Women's March than for Donald Trump's inauguration the day before.
In advance of the Washington march and as an expression of support and solidarity with the the Ohioans who will travel to D.C to participate in the Women's March, this past Sunday a Woman's March On Washington/Ohio was held in downtown Columbus.
But then I read about a 76-year-old woman who was traveling to D.C. for the march because she wanted to do her part so I thought, if that old sister can do it then this old sister can do it, too!
So I proceeded as I always do when I need to make myself do something I'm feeling a little weebly-wobbly about doing: First, I told myself I was going to do it. Second I went around telling other people I was going to do it, which would mean that I couldn't then not do it without looking like a schmo; I find there's hardly any greater incentive to get something done than to avoid looking like a schmo. Third, on the day of the march I bundled up, stepped out of the house, walked to my car, one foot ahead of the other, got into my car and drove downtown.
Once I arrived downtown and easily found myself a parking spot in the public garage under the Statehouse I was fine, fired up, and ready to go.
After I parked I made my way up to the sidewalk in front of the Statehouse,
"Stand up!" "Fight back!"
"Show me what democracy looks like!" "This is what democracy looks like!"
There were quite a few children marching.
"So this means that there will be more rallies and protests?" I asked her.
"I think so," she replied with a smile.
All right! thought I.
After half an hour we arrived at the Statehouse,
I found a sweet young lady named Kyra to pin my placard on,
Because I am among those who hold these truths to be self-evident: that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these rights are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.