Woke up feeling like someone had stuffed cotton into my ears, nose, and mouth. Still running a fever, so I made an appointment with my doctor, and now I’m on antibiotics. I’m crossing my fingers that they work – I hate sinus infections. My entire body just feels heavy.
I apologize for the amount of politics that have recently taken over my bog, even after I said I would try and stay clear of it well before the president elect was announced. But it is kind of a big deal, especially for the many of us who direly believe we need this change. It’s not all good though.
When did it become okay to legislate morality? I try to envision someone reading that legislation “eliminates the right” and then clicking yes. What goes through their mind? Was it the frightening commercial where the little girl comes home and says, “Hi mom, we learned about gays in class today” and then the mother gets that awful worried look and the scary music plays? Do they not know anyone who is gay? If they do, can they look them in the face and say “I believe you do not deserve the same rights as me”? Do they think that their children will never encounter a gay person? Do they think they will never have to explain the 20% of us who are gay and living and working side by side with all the citizens of California?
Melissa Etheridge wrote an inspiring article called “You Can Forget my Taxes” and I encourage all of you to read. It might just start a revolution. “Gay people are born everyday. You will never legislate that away.”
Since I haven’t been able to go to work or school, I’ve been trying to motivate myself at home to do stuff. It hasn’t quite worked since most of the time I’ve been sleeping or knitting in bed. Maybe this weekend the antibiotics will kick in and I can get some designs done.
For now though, I’m gonna make some hot chocolate for my throat and watch some TV.