Deb caught me off guard today — shortly after our exceptional Environmental Justice discussion she surprised me with her goodbye. There are so many moments of joy and tears that arise on the March and all I wish to share here is that Deb’s presence from the beginning has kept this March together and her spirit and humble grace is inspiring to me and all of us One Earth Villagers.
See you in Albuquerque, Deb! Love you!
More photos from our facebook page:
More photos from Keep Phoenix Beautiful‘s facebook page:
Many thanks to 3TV Phoenix‘s Jill Gabus & Gibby for covering our pre-Rally Phoenix March from ASU West campus on #ClimateMarch#CMDay38: http://www.azfamily.com/good-morning-arizona/March-from-LA-to-Washington-makes-a-stop-in-Phoenix-254448471.html
Rally Photo Dump!!
SE corner of 95 and 72
A.M. received trailer-hitching assistance from Mexican migrant laborers. We were also able to orchestrate our first all-staff meeting in the Coyote Flats Cafe & Bar in Aguila — wonderful place, wonderful people!
Chilly Morning Dishes
I drove Blister Bus today — by choice, but simply because we did not have volunteers to rotate through and provide support roles. A mixed blessing as walking helps my back and spirits and meditative practice, but I was able to learn the second part of Jay Ungar’s “Ashokan Farewell” on the fiddle. Additionally, Marchers have expressed enjoyment of hearing a musical welcome as they approach Break Stops & Lunch Stops.
Back is at 90% — I can move the way I wish to, but still have some lingering soreness. A good night’s rest will do wonders.
Evening programming… Marcher in the Bar
Many thanks to Jim, Dorene, Rodney, and our friends at Coyote Flats Cafe & Bar in eastern Aguila, AZ! We were able to eat multiple meals, camp comfortably, and have a fun community gathering that included dancing, singing, and some rebranding of a few choice jukebox tunes:
The Village People’s YMCA -> GMCA (lowercase ‘g’, as it is exceedingly difficult to create an uppercase ‘G’ while dance-lettering)
Tequila -> Aguila (all that was missing was a pair of platform shoes ala Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure)
Pee Wee Tequila
from Steve Martin’s http://7millionsteps.com/2014/04/03/a-friendly-place/