I recently was accused of being "liberal." In the past, I have been accused of being a "consumer advocate." I have been accused of being "partisan." I understand those accusations in some contexts and as was stated in the movie, American President, I am proud to express views that support the lives of those less fortunate and ask, why don't you?. You can call me and label me what you want. Ironically, since I have lived for years in VT, some have tried "snowflake;" that's a compliment in my view. But, that proverbial but.... What matters to me in the current moment, frankly, is the context in which I was just slammed online because, at least with respect to a recent online comment and another two I wrote just prior, political affiliation and my "label" within our society are totally irrelevant. Totally irrelevant.
Time is free. But it’s priceless. You can’t own it. But you can use it. You can’t keep it but you can spend it.
Picture it! Streams of colour, delicious smells, a flurry of different cultural and religious based activities, song, dance, partying, eating, drinking, praying, tears, fears and emotions.
Happy are those people who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make those dreams come true. - Leo Joseph Suenens
I recently discovered this beautiful designed ad from a 1950’s edition of Vogue. The picture is a little unclear so it is worth quoting the copy in full.
Just after I came out as Gay, I received a lot of requests from the closeted friends, whom I knew earlier, and they still are closeted. They just ‘wanted-to-talk-to-me,’ and that was good enough a reason to be in touch. But they came out to me on messenger, telling me when they ‘felt-like-gay’ or ‘I knew from the beginning but whom to tell’ kind of messages.
Books are no less than gurus. They are our best of friends, patient enough to be with us during hard times and the one to guide us at all times.