Thursday, February 14, 2013
Feb. 14, 2013 :: I Love Mountains Day
For several years, the kids and I have forgone traditional Valentine's celebrations to participate in I Love Mountains Day in Frankfort, KY. This is an annual protest march against mountain-top removal and for care of miners and residents of mountain communities living with the fall out of Mountain-top removal. We have marched as individual members of the larger crowd before and always mark this day for this cause in some way. This year, since joining the Unitarian Universalist Church, we marched with our church family. It is National Standing on the Side of Love Day. This is a UU organization that fights for those being oppressed. Today's march was not just about aesthetics of strip mining. It was about fighting for those who suffer because of the unintended consequences of this practice.
So, on this Valentine's Day, we are trying to participate in meaningful acts of love...STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE and practicing our civil right to be speak and our human obligation to care for one another. Happy Day!!
Happy Birthday to my cousin Mike. Miss you.