Between our trip seeing family and our trip to the beach this weekend, we’ve had a great time.
Last week we spent the week with Jason and Michael. This weekend, we spent it with so many lovely people, I wish I could make it go on forever.
The birthday party we went to in Grand Rapids was stocked with tons of kids and family that I see too infrequently.
And our beach experience was shared with brand-spanking new friends, acquaintances who became new friends and old friends.
Spending time over the week with a mix of same-sex couples, married and unmarried heterosexual couples, it reminds me why I strongly support marriage, both same sex and hetero.
It boils down to supporting people.
Last night, we were talking about relationships, and I love it when Tina says, “Life is too short to be unhappy.”
Tina’s views on relationships have been shaped by a rocky past of divorces and happy marriages. Her views are based on reality, not on supernatural views. And for that, we have a strong relationship built on reasonable expectations and ideas.
She’s not forced to be with me, nor I her.
I wish I could show the closed-minded people within my own family and friends how awesome my friends are — who happen to be gay.
I wish I could show them how fun and great people are.
I wish that their environments were more hospitable rather than negative toward them. I wish there wasn’t an awkwardness to how people ask about Michael and his boyfriend/husband/partner.
We all deserve happiness.
Life and love are too short to interfere on others welfare with unfounded ideas based on dusty old books and brains between gray hair that think they know what the fuck they’re talking about, but don’t at all.
Okay, I’m done with my little complaint session.
I’m gearing up for a great week. Lollapalooza this weekend. Holy cow!
Stay tuned for some fun in the sun down at Grant Park.