April 18th, 2014, Goldfish Diaries first appeared in a twitter word game #Friday Phrases. After more than a year of this lovely goldfish swimming around my imagination, popping up weekly on #Friday Phrases, I felt that the little one needed to come to life in cartoon form.
November 1st, 2015, you were introduced to Goldfish Diaries on this blog. November 2nd unveiled the first cartoon. Her story has been shared through cartoons twice a week since then. Now time has caught up. Instead of twice a week, Goldfish Diaries will be shared weekly.
I hope you continue to enjoy her adventures.
Okay, little ones. That didn’t go so well.
We have a second chance at it. Watch my tail and give it all you’ve got.
Friday Phrases (#FP) Theme “a second chance”
Illustration by Bobbi Bowman@2017 on iPad app “Drawing Pad”
Much has been written about the Women’s March on Washington, the day after inauguration. People wrote about it if they were there or not, supported it or not. My husband, my friend Susan, and I attended the Salem, Oregon march for as long as my health would allow. It was worth it.
There was such a joyous feeling. Strange, since this march was partly born from a woman’s sadness on election day. To win the popular vote by so much then to lose through the electoral college….she felt helpless. So she decided to do something. She set up a facebook events page inviting people to march the day following inauguration. The LA Times said she went to bed with 40 people joining and when she woke up, there were 10,000. If there is ever a lesson on wondering if one person can make a difference, here’s a good example.
This is the first sign I saw, and it struck me as a fitting way to begin the march. Love, not fear; bringing together, not pushing away. A sea of pink meant to me that we would stand up for those marginalized and insulted by our new president. We would stand together.
I love this picture. (I did not take it. I tried to find the photographer for acknowledgement.) It was said to be taken at the Portland, Oregon march. I am proud to say that throughout the country, there were no arrests, no destruction of property, and no break-out riots.
As I said before, for me it was joyous. There was such hope in the air. Women, men, children, and several doggies in attendance. The young and the old, united to say….we are together. We can make a difference together. We are united with those across the country, even the world, to say that fear and hate will not win. Not on our watch.