Solidarity for Change Looms Large
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes by Grammy Award-winner David Bowie is the So Sparked Quote of the Week.
Given the state of affairs of our country this weekend, David Bowie’s classic song Changes is a fitting testament to our times today.
Yesterday’s historical Women’s March, conducted simultaneously in cities and towns across the United States as well as abroad — was unprecedented in recent history. An estimatated 400,000 marched in New York City; estimated 3 million worldwide. All to raise awareness of women’s rights and equality — sending a more than strong message to the U.S.’ new adminstration that they will not accept anything less.
A demonstration of solidarity for change, to most, it is a reminder of earlier times in our country’s history that demanded change — the 60s.
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“These are issues that people in their 20s thought were done; they’re not done,” — former NYC City Councilwomen Christine Quinn.
These David Bowie penned lyrics are still vitally important to our world today! Excerpt from the Bowie song Changes.
“And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They’re quite aware of what they’re going through
Ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strange)
Don’t tell them to grow up and out of it
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strange)
Where’s your shame
You’ve left us up to our necks in it
Time may change me
But you can’t trace time”
— Written by David Bowie • Copyright © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management US, LLC, Tintoretto Music
Whatever the issue — women’s rights; climate change; affordable healthcare; immigration and more — this week, while reflecting on the events of this past weekend, move ahead and do something to make change closer to a reality. — Abbe Sparks is Socially Sparked! @sosparkednews