Dare I write this? December 3rd, 2022.
We're gonna get married. OMG. I know I thought I would marry someone back in 2017 and that was a HUGE mistake. And I didn't marry her. This is not a mistake. Diane; funny, talkative, quirky, thoughtful, tender, trustworthy and lovable, this person who I have loved forever. So much history, so much water under the bridge.
We needed to grow up, deal with our shit and land (in our 70's!) with our open hearts.
If we lose our constitutional right to marry, we'll be ok in Washington State. Jeezus.
Because of Roe, I'm coming out all over again. At this age, I'm invisible anyway. So I'm owning it and letting people know. This is what a queer person looks like. We're everywhere. As I have made my way through many documentaries about queers and trans folk, the damage it has done to people who can't come out or the people who do or can't hide who they are who have been shamed and shunned and beat up and killed, I have to show up for them. Maybe I posted this before but I'll keep saying this.
May we all be free from fear and hate. May we all live lives of beauty and peace.
Tonight we go dancing together. In a candle lit room with gorgeous music. Every day, every minute is precious.