Green Shoots!

We’re two days into the Trump administration.  The sun still shines and life goes on as usual.  Amid the dark dystopian message in his inaugural address, the continued propagation of “alternative facts” in his address to the CIA, and the devious campaign to discredit the main stream media, we see small green shoots of hope.  First the Women’s March in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other US cities as well as foreign capitals around the world foretells, should it be sustained, an encouraging level of resistance to the Trump agenda.  Additional in Davos, Switzerland, site of the summit on climate change, we see signs of other countries taking up that mantle of leadership of the Climate Change Initiative that Trump has threatened to abandon.

Admittedly, we have a long way to go (1459 days and counting) but, thankfully, it is more probable that most of the horrors that we imagine will not come to past.  As President Obama aptly remarked in his last press conference, “…the only thing that is the end of the world is the end of the world.”  It could very well be that Trump is the shock we need to kick start the change that Dr. King dreamed and President Obama hoped would come.

4 Replies to “Green Shoots!”

  1. This is the most hopeful observation I have read to date.
    Thank you for this most needed perspective.

    Beautifully written

    1. “Faith is the eternal elixir which gives life, power and action to the impulse of thought.”, Napoleon Hill. A profound belief to which I aspire to internalize.

  2. The demonstrations across the world gives me hope again. My hope is in Humanity, that we are basically decent, caring people. Astch long as “We The People” are keeping watch I think we will be alright as a country, as a world. Trump will only be able to do so much damage. Maybe it is necessary (fate) that he became president. Humans tend to whine and complain failing to see our blessings until those blessings are gone. Our eyes are being opened !!! I have one question: Miss Obama yet???

    1. This is my hope as well. It’s said that we often fail to recognize our blessings. I’m not ready to accept that the ascension of Trump could be a blessing but stranger things have happened. Well, maybe not stranger than this, but certainly strange. ?

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