Rainbow flags at the Washington monument [#22]
When I imagined this postcard a few weeks ago, it was not with flags at half-mast. I intended to (and still do!) celebrate Pride, the coming together of a million voices in favor of diversity and freedom. The tidal flood of energy that Pride festivities produce spill indiscriminately into the streets, lifting up and carrying off paradegoers and stray passersby in its wake. It is urban life at its finest. I commemorate also the first anniversary of same-sex marriage, legalized in the US on June 25.