I Was There!


Saturday, January 21, 2017.

I’m in this crowd waiting at the 7th Street Metro Station, Los Angeles, CA for my train ride back to Long Beach and then home.

There were thousands of people here today for the Women’s March:  some estimate as many as 500,000.    I never made it to Pershing Square because of the crowds, but the energy electrified the air, the streets, the atmosphere.  From all the signs and posters, people gathered for different reasons.

I was curious.  Not to be left out, I wanted the experience.  I went outside my own personal box, comfort zone, and I feel a seed has been planted.   Not sure where it will go.

For great photos from all the marches around the world google NEW YORK TIMES, images from the Women’s March.  The protest signs from a little town in Alaska stood out to me.

You can imagine with the large crowds finding a place to rest was difficult.  While looking for a bathroom, I visited the Los Angeles Central Library.  What a great surprise!
Historic, old, aesthetic, I will definitely go back to explore all the nooks and crannies of this center of learning.

Wishing you new experiences in 2017.


About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative and she works in a variety of materials including pencils, paints, paper, porcelain and fabric. Her current projects involve hand-sewn bookbinding, children's book illustrating, and writing. In 2010, two of her paintings were published in the Saddleback College literary magazine, The Wall. In the past, she has received recognition for painting and doll making. Linda lives in California with her husband and family pet. Her new blog can be found at:www.wingsofwonder.worpress.com Please visit often to see how the site develops. Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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6 Responses to I Was There!

  1. marilynscottwaters says:

    What a wonderful day. (And the Central Library is heaven.)

  2. Robin says:

    It turns out you were one of 750,000 people there, Linda! What a way to start your year.
    I want to explore the Central Library, too 🙂

  3. I couldn’t believe the crowd waiting at Long Beach station to do to L.A. Looked like a thousand people, and on the metro it was standing room only.

  4. So happy to know you. I was there with my daughter!

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