Saturday, October 15, 2011

Human Rights Campaign / Rivers and Roads

A young woman and a young man were standing near the two entrances to Bellingham's Community Co-op today, educating the public on the Human Rights Campaign. While I was eating my lunch on a tall stool at one of the window seats, I drew a picture of the young woman. What you can't see is the steady stream of people who stopped to talk with her in solidarity, to give their support and encouragement. I was just one of many witnesses to the dignity and courage of those two young people today, and one of many witnesses to the goodness of human beings.

Listen. You can thank my nephew, as I do, for sending us in the direction of these musicians and singers based in Seattle. His Facebook page has The Head and the Heart under favorite music. It's been a while since I've been so deeply moved by new music. Listen especially for when the woman starts singing.


The Solitary Walker said...

Loved the music.

Anonymous said...

i like the sketch, fluid. reminds me of my favorite column in the times, seattle sketcher. your work has that instant feel. kjm

Taradharma said...

HRC is a great organization. I was lucky enough to get a tour of their DC headquarters some years back and see them at work -- their energy and focus has moved us along politically in many big and small ways.

your sketch conveys to me a quiet solitary presence, a voice in the void.

love the song, too, thanks.