Yesterday, Phillip asked me if I’d be joining the rally on Capitol Hill – the one awaiting Missouri’s grand jury decision. (He said he’d support me if I did.) I was thinking I just might. I’ve participated in several public demonstrations, and I’m proud that I was there to add my voice. Ultimately, though, I stayed home last night. I told myself there was too much uncertainty involved. I wasn’t certain what the grand jury would decide, and I wasn’t sure what the demonstration would become as a result.
The truth was, I was tired, and it was raining. Those poor excuses. I’ve marched in the rain before. And now, seeing news of the demonstrations across the country, I regret my decision to stay home. It would have been fun, and it would have been important.