I sit in front of the laptop. I talked to two friends and cannot get to Cheshire via text or phone. I scroll through Facebook, watching who sends sad emojis to me and sending my own sad emojis to as many friends as I can who posted the sad news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death tonight.
I found a live coverage in front of the Supreme Court building. People milling about. Lighting, holding and leaving candles. Talking. Every so often it almost seems like singing will begin but so far, no songs. Two people are holding pride flags, a few guys on bikes join the crowd, a few dogs bark. There is applause now and then, as if someone had come out or said something, but there is nothing to hear. Really, nothing is happening. It is sad. It is a wake. Respectful. I would like to be there. And I watch.Continue reading