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|Damien Nichols and I
Photo Credit: Keston De Coteau
Damien Nichols, activist, Occupy Baltimore organizer and self-described “creative visionary,” doesn’t speak in slogans because he lives them, quoting Gandhi and Margaret Meade with ease. Gregarious and optimistic, one leaves his presence believing another world is possible, despite the obstacles.
As I interviewed him tonight (video of our talk coming soon, produced by Keystone Productions), Dr.Wayne Dyer’s definition of inspiration as “living in spirit and alignment with our purpose,” came to mind. Damien is living in spirit, completely immersed within his calling – creating change and speaking the language of the possible. Where others see obstacles, he sees opportunity.
I left the Occupy Baltimore site “in spirit” or inspired by the beauty of community, and the tremendous courage of so many who refuse to accept that what has been must always be.
Here’s How You Can Get Involved:
1.Visit the Occupy Baltimore Site – McKeldin Square (corner of Pratt & Light streets). After you arrive
and start making friends, join a committee, or attend a general assembly meeting (every evening at 8pm).
3. Donate money, food, or clothing to the cause.