Inspiration: the Little Things Edition
April 21, 2010 3 Comments
As part of Western’s Erase The Hate week, there was a showing of the film Milk on South Lawn. I’ve seen the movie three or four times now, and it never fails. You know those movies that just make you cry–every time? Milk is one of those movies for me.
If you haven’t seen it, you should. If you have, you should watch it again.
The people of Castro moved. It started with Harvey Milk, but the gay community moved, they fought, and they won. It was a beautiful grassroots movement.
It was chilly and damp, but fifteen or twenty of us sat in the grass and toughed it out. We laughed. We made a sarcastic comment here and there. But mostly we just sat and watched in companionable silence. Sometimes it’s the little things that inspire you. Sometimes it’s the little things that give you the energy to brace your shoulders and confront the world.
Tomorrow is just another day, but maybe I can do something good tomorrow. Who knows, maybe you can, too.
(Now I’m going to get my butt in bed, because otherwise, my body is not going to be happy with me.)