Good trouble

We sure did lose a good one last night, Congressman John Lewis. I had just listened to an interview about the new documentary on him, John Lewis, NPR
Once in Jackson, MS, he was arrested for using a white restroom. In his mug shot you can see a little smile on his face, as he knew he was going to continue to make some good trouble. Remembering his arrest
John Lewis, documentary trailer

This news came out as I was scrolling through Twitter. Author, Susan Orlean, The Orchid Thief, starting tweeting after a few drinks. Susan Orlean on Twitter It became quite humorous, tweeting she needed candy, her cat, etc. Her followers were entertained and yes a little concerned. I found myself giggling and followers were commenting that her thread was bringing some much needed lightness to the world.  Tells you something about our world if we are finding relief in following someone’s drunken tweets. Then the news of John Lewis’s death, then time for bed.

It’s a new day. Let’s all go get into some good and necessary trouble!
“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”-John Lewis

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