November 21, 2017

Day 8 Tuesday November 21st – Silent Sentinel Vigil

By Elizabeth Croydon AKA Jane Snow

I kept the watch with a beautiful woman named Debra who wore the portrait of a suffragette hailing from Connecticut, her home state.

She arrived on site with her own sash and coat... Her hat purchased from Laura Ashley.
Instantly, she captures minds and hearts.

She recommended using the lavatory at the Renwick Gallery. Brilliant suggestion. Her voice is quiet and lyrical.

We had to end our Watch early as they closed the entire park at 5pm and as I walked North on 16th Street with her I was struck by her quiet confidence in things to come. Those things most assuredly included the ERA. Just as an IT professional understands the logic of code, this fellow suffragette understood the logic of ratification. Her confidence called to mind a Lenard Cohen song I share with you now.

We parted ways and I walked the signs and banners back to my car, singing this song while drowning out cat calls from drunks outside the “gentleman’s club" a block or so away from The White House.

Lenard Cohen has the soul of a suffragette. Equal Means Equal.

“The great only appear great because they have us on our knees. Let us rise.” – James P Conolly, Irish Citizen Army

Immer vigilling .. for the night is dark and full of terrors.

Day Eight of the Silent Sentinel Challenge - 11-20-17