Change happens without our permission.
That's a fact of this Universe.
The Universe does not wait for our approval.
You can have an opinion about it, but it doesn't change the facts.
Can you stop the tide from rolling in?
Can you stop your child from growing?
Can you stop the sun from setting?
No, you can't.
I can't either.
Change is the fundamental nature of life.
We are born, we live a life, and then we die.
Each step along that path, we find the world changes around us as we change.
Some of the changes are welcome.
The look of your child as they master riding a bike.
Watching your daughter's face as she marries the person she loves.
That new job you've worked so long and hard for.
Suddenly is gone.
Some changes are not welcome.
Your dog is ill and needs to be put down.
There's no work in your town anymore.
The McRib will no longer be sold.
The biggest unwanted change…
The death of a loved one.
Today, March 24th, 2018 in the streets of America and around the world, a collective shout demanding change was issued.
A choice, a demand that life be preserved versus the right to kill.
Why do we reserve the right to kill in this nation?
Could it be the lagging cancer on our soul of racism?
Fear of the other?
Fear of the stranger?
A new voice was raised today to join the old chorus of the past.
It's beat, it's melody unfamiliar to the ears of an older generation, yet, at its heart, it's driving beat as familiar as that old gospel sung by other marchers for freedom from tyranny.
Change comes without our permission.
You can be part of the solution, or you can step aside.
A better world, free of the fear of gun violence has always been in our hands to make real.
The eyes of a nation have been lifted up by the spirit of their children.
March for our lives.