Ventured out into the cold late afternoon this Saturday to see what was up with Occupy Seattle – things were, well different. For this and previous visits – see my Occupy Seattle: the series page.
I think, part of the change is the weather, part of it, is the splintering of locations – Westlake is no longer the hub – folks are camping out up at Seattle Central Community College up on the hill. Oh, and it’s darker earlier – welcome to winter, or rather late fall (but it felt like winter!)…
In the past, I had focused on the signs – which had been in abundance, as a portal for reading the message, or the heart of the movement. This afternoon, there were less than a handful of signs – most professionally printed rather than handwritten. I don’t know what it all means – maybe it was just time for the group that has hung in there, to have some fun. Fun is a good thing…so this time, it’s dancing, and singing. And a special visit to support the Occupy movement, by Amanda Palmer – in town this week for last Wednesday’s show with her husband, to see Jason Webley’s 11-11-11 show, and finally, to stand in solidarity as she has in other cities, with Occupy Seattle.
As always – to view the entire series of images from Occupy Seattle, click HERE.