This has been a bad week. I don’t just mean the “I fell and skinned my knee” week; I mean the “I think the bombs have been launched!” week.
My sister just found out she has cancer, curable, yes, but there’s that “you need 5 weeks of chemo/radiation, then we operate” type of cancer. Just in case anyone is keeping track, I don’t capitalize “cancer” because I refuse to give it that kind of attention anytime I think of it.
Also, my Dad fell at the nursing home. And within 10 minutes of that my Mom was helping Sis and she fell asleep and hit her face on the hardwood floor. Dad just got reprimanded by a nurse and me; Mom spent about 4-5 hours in the ER.
Now, let’s top that off with me getting some type of stomach bug that had me in so much pain, I finally threw up (I hate throwing up) just to see if that would ease the pain – it did. Thank everything it was only about a 24 hour thing – probably something I ate.
Anyway, that has been my family’s week – fun, huh?
I told you that because it’s also been a pensive time. Yeah, I have put many hours into living through a post-apocalyptic world in “Fallout 3” (which I finally modded and fixed so it does run), but I also have done a lot of thinking about people, how mean they can be, and how vulnerable we are.
So, in just a short statement I just wanted to acknowledge that, in all this political upheaval and mess, and with everyone screaming at everyone else about freedom: I want to formally say that I support the rights for the LBGT community and the BDSM community as a whole. I think that too many of us have taken our views and values and pushed it upon the media to the point that many groups, like these two, have been under a lot of unnecessary pressure to conform.
You have a right to be yourself, whatever that may be. As long as you are not breaking laws or harming someone else (without consent), I really don’t see the problem. Short and sweet – that’s it.