Tuesday, May 31, 2022
At the Friday Peace Vigil in Bellingham.
I like interactive local dialog from many sources.
At the vigil, I mostly go to chat with friends and I often meet new people walking by. Some folks go out to local eateries after the vigil.
I'm more into the conversations than holding a sign, though sign holding is one of the big features of the vigil.
I just feel that the cars zooming by, at the vigil's corner of Magnolia and Cornwall, just see a sound byte at best. A few folks, in cars, give the thumbs up, or occasionally the thumbs down, while most zoom on by.
Some try and comment from a passing window, but drive by discussion can be garbled from engine noise and then truncated when the light turns green.
The tradition of folks gathering at that corner has been going since 1966, so I hear.