Monday, July 21, 2014
Do you ever look at a white screen and wonder “What relevant words will pour from my fingers today?”? I am asking myself this at this very moment. I know I need to write, but what do I want to write about right now? What do people want to read? No offense, but I gave up romantic poetry when I was seventeen. When I realized Romeo and Juliet were right to kill themselves. Stupidity such as theirs needs to be destroyed. Star crossed lovers? More like co-dependent children. Romance was for fairy tales. It still is.
I was reading the newspaper earlier and there were stories that made me think that I should write about my opinion but sometimes (meaning most of the time) I wonder if I’m really agreeing or disagreeing with an article or passively aggressively sabotaging myself. I find myself leaning farther and farther to the right either as I grow older or because I work in a largely republican atmosphere. I’m not sure which. Sometimes I hear something pop out of my mouth and I can’t believe I said something that may be construed as racist or non-gay.
Here was a conversation a couple weeks ago with my boyfriend about facebook and gay marriage. I’m not even sure how it came about to that but here is the gist:
“I am so tired of hearing about gay marriage!” – me.
“Well, it’s important to them and it’s their right to get married” – him.
“But I have gay friends and it is all I ever see on their facebook posts. Gay marriage this, gay marriage that. There’s nothing else” – me.
“Because they should be able to post pictures of their weddings like straight people do. We post stuff all the time about our life, why is it not ok for them to post theirs?” – him.
“Because that’s all they post! Not THEIR weddings! Gay propaganda! I want to know what my friends are doing on the weekend or what their gardens look like or what crazy thing their pets or kids did in the last twenty four hours!” - me.
“Oh my God! It’s not like I hate gay people. Don’t look at me like that” – me. I put my face in my hands.
“So you don’t like the political postings” – him.
“YES!” - me, exclaiming it loudly.
I HATE political posts on facebook because everyone sounds like they are expert assholes and I don’t want my friends to be assholes.
So no, I’m not homophobic, and I know equal rights for everyone is important, I’m just very tired of the political positioning everyone takes. I think we should all just try to be nicer to one another. Everyone, not just regular people. Politicians, criminals, lawyers, police, business owners, crossing guards, etc., etc., etc.
Well, now. There we are. I have actually written something today. Is it relevant? Not really sure. Will it be read? Probably not. If it gets read, will anyone comment on it? I highly doubt it. But I have reached the goal I wanted to reach today and it has actually made me want to write something else.
Have a great day!