I shared a little ditty about a conversation I had with my dad yesterday on facebook. Just a bit of why he called and what was said about NC’s proposed Amendment 1. And I can’t tell you what happened -the response was overwhelming. I don’t know exactly except to say, I shared the better parts of humanity. I’ve been more eloquent. God knows I’ve waxed on at length. But I think maybe it’s just the simpler truth of what it is to be human. And to love one another. Regardless.
This is what was said. By all means – pass it on:
It’s a hard monday. And then my dad called. And I thought I’d share. Because we’re all a little sad at the state of things. My daddy is one large republican cowboy. I’ll say it again: Republican Cowboy. He didn’t spare the rod, or go easy on most anything. He always said he loved us enough to teach us right versus wrong. Including that faggots weren’t friends. And then I grew up to be one. Today he called me for the 3rd day in a row. And he finally got to his point. “So sis, what’s this thing about amendments?” And I talked at him. And he listened. And then he said, “Just tell me- how to vote to take care of you.” And I said, well that vote hasn’t come around yet. But if you’d vote No then I’ll at least not have more of my few rights eroded. He said Ok. He said he loved me. About 6 times. He is different. Change happens folks. One person at a time.
Dad & me at my wedding celebration to my lovely wife.
And his toast. He said 3 words: “To Unconditional Love.”
I wrote a post about civil rights issues last June when NY passed their marriage equality law. You can read that post here: http://unabashedapparel.com/2011/06/28/rights-unchained/
YOU embody and deserve all that unconditional love! Here’s to awakening and evolving and fighting as long as it takes to make sure everyone feels it too.