I'm in the home stretch on a big charity anthology project I've been working on with fellow editor Lara Zielinsky along with the author members of my lesbian writer's group, SapphicPlanet, and loveyoudivine. Looking over the final manuscript last night really got me to thinking and some of the thoughts weren't very happy ones, I muct admit. (That's what I get for deep thinking when my hormones are raging)
Anyway, there is all this talk about equality. Not just marriage equality, though that is a huge subject, especially with the fight going on in California to lift the ban on gay marriage. Coincidentally, or not, that is the charity we are raising money for with the anthology. All Proceeds from the To Love and To Cherish book will go to Marriage Equality. Are we ever going to get there?
It seems like we all struggle to get ahead, taking ten steps forward only to take fifty steps back. Where does all the prejudice come from? Why the need to assign everyone a title? We fight over color, gender, orientation, kink, civil rights, taxes,....etc, need I go on? We focus so much damn time on what's wrong with the world that we don't take any time to reflect on what's right. We're too caught up in the moment and what's next on our agenda to appreciate all that we have. So today I'm going to stop and smell the roses and be thankful for my three great children, the fact that I have a job, my grandad turned 90 yesterday, (whooo hooo go grandadddy!) and I have a vehicle and a roof over my head. I have friends online I talk with every day that provide me with a constant source of support and encouragement and I have a family I love that loves me back, even though they don't always approve of what I do. ^_^
Have a great day everyone. I'm going to do my best to enjoy it. I'm not even upset that I'm at work.