As I look up this morning at the top of my post, I see the rainbow that WP has added. It makes me smile 🙂
As I read through the blogs I follow, I also smiled. Until one. My first time to “unfollow” and it hurt. It made me sad. It made me mad. And after a long walk, I probably need another one.
I have brown hair. No choice.
I have long legs. No choice.
I have curly hair that refuses to behave. No choice.
I have white skin that burns. No choice.
I am straight. No choice.
I am married. My choice.
You have (insert colour) skin. No choice.
You are born in (insert country). No choice.
You were raised by (insert any kind of family scenario or lack thereof). No choice.
You are (insert gender). No choice.
You are (insert sexual orientation). No choice.
Is this person any different from me? NO.
This person and every other living being is equal to me and deserves the law to recognize that fact.
Everyone should have the choice to be who they are and we, as loving people, should honour and accept this.
To be distraught, to feel a pit in your stomach, to feel a tightness in your jaw because of a decision that makes us all equal makes me just sad.
And off I go for another walk to focus on the positive this time. My glass is back to being half full… almost full… as I celebrate with my daughters these steps taken to be a more equitable and fair society, the one I want myself and my family to live in.
(In light of the potential for a variety of responses, I have the right to publicize the comments that I wish to have on my blog. Just as the other blogger had the right to share his/her opinions and I had the right to follow or unfollow.)