Like a lot of cities the one in which I live is occupied...and it makes me proud. Proud that people are standing up for something as a national (and now international) community. In our city the protesters are gathering in the shadow of city hall with the American flag within view. I, unfortunately, have not spent much time there other than short visits. 

Below is a self portrait of sorts...I was riding from city hall to work this afternoon and caught my reflection in the glass of the convention center as I passed. I had my camera, so without stopping I held it out and snapped a picture...it captured my mood so I thought I'd share it. 

As I type these words at 11:31pm it is a rainy and chilly night in Buffalo and I know there are protesters still at the site...my prayers of thanks go out to them for having the guts and initiative to stand up for something they believe in. Peace.