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d2d: I think (hope) I'm done crying

So Carol called to console me about Prop 2, and I fell apart.

I have a visualization that is keeping me from despairing . . .

I'm sitting outside Red Lobster, throwing rocks at people as they leave. When they get angry, I act dumbfounded that they should be upset, seeing as Leviticus also forbids the eating of shellfish.

Ludicrous, but it's keeping me from crying while I'm at work. I watched a documentary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer this afternoon (a theologian who conspired to kill Hitler) and I'm watching Schindler's List for the first time ever tonight. I'm trying to gain some perspective on this whole thing.

The majority of America hates who I am and what I believe in. Who wants coffee?


Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:22 pm (UTC)
There really aren't words.

I will be right there any time you want to throw some rocks.

I was in line to vote yesterday and I heard women behind me (who, ironically, were carrying Bibles) discuss Prop 1 (our version of Prop 2). They were going on about how Lady One had "gay friends" but could never support gay marriage. I listened for about 5 minutes before I turned around and said the following: I've been listening, and I'm left wondering about your definition of "friend", because as I see it, you don't have any "friends" who are gay. I want my friends to live happy, productive lives. I want my friends to be entitled to the same rights as I am. And I want my friends to be free to live their lives and to be safe in their communities. That's friendship. I'm not sure what you have.

Thought you would appreciate the story.

I love you and all my friends, no matter whom they fall in love with.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:39 pm (UTC)
That's awesome, Rachel! What did they have to say in response?

Stewart, I'd be more than happy to throw rocks with you any time.

I think I'm more upset about Proposal 2 than I am about the Presidency. I'm just holding out hope that when our generation gets to be the age of our parents, it'll be a more understanding and equal world that we live in.