|Taken by Steve Parris, of Seattle|
My dad once got pulled over by men in black suits because they did NOT like those peace flags.
I suppose if there's anything a five year old needs in education about symbols, it's having a scary man ask her dad if he was ready to go to jail for defacing the American flag. Of course, it was just a scare tactic-- especially when they realized that their young hippie had a little girl and a dog in the back of the bus, but it did make it's point.
Freedom to believe in the symbol of your choosing is so important.
So when a reader sent me this picture, taken from last year's Seattle Pride, I was enchanted. Now the reader has sent me some ASTOUNDING photos of Seattle before this-- I love his eye and his take on the world.
But given the Supreme Court's ruling on Friday-- and how very much I like this symbol-- I asked if I could show this one.
Oh please, world-- let us know love, and some joy, and, in this matter of simple human dignity, a little peace.