And, Really, Who Can Argue with Love?

Daughter holding up a sign at a peaceful gathering in Austin.
Daughter holding up a sign at a peaceful gathering in Austin.

Last weekend our family joined a peaceful gathering at City Hall, which was conducted in both English and Spanish. The message from our Mayor was clear: “Everyone living in Austin deserves to be protected and welcomed.” What I didn’t anticipate was how my daughter would react. Our neighbor and journalist for the Daily Texan was equally moved, writing an article that said:

“... It was my 5-year-old neighbor’s small action that has stayed with me... (she) listened carefully to my translation of Fernando Lopez’s words then pointed to the pad of paper I was writing on and said, “Can I make a sign?” I handed her a paper and pen. How do you spell love? she asked.

Maybe it is that simple.

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