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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Rainbows and candles: Hope amidst horror

I heard about the vigil on my way home from Seattle on Sunday - 7:00 pm in Sylvester Park, the closest thing we have to a town square in Olympia.

I arrived mid-way through, just as the sun was casting it's glow to the treetops. Like Melanie Reim, I felt a little intrusive, standing with my sketchbook. We listened solemnly as speakers vented. I sensed we were all processing the horror of the day's events in Orlando.

  


Emotions ran high across the gamut - anger, blame fear, empathy, love...  Rainbow flags furled and unfurled with the light breeze.


Candles flickered, but persisted. A minister sang a song, "How could anyone ever tell you, you are anything less than beautiful..."


We wept inside, grieving the Orlando victims, and grateful for community. 

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful account, both in sketches and words.

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  2. I love how the flags and the trees are colored in your sketches. Beautiful and your words are thought provoking.

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  3. Beautiful and moving reportage, Jane.

    Tina

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