You guys, I am totally hopeless at writing these days. Actually, that’s not true. My writing abilities aren’t the issue. The situation is that my job title contains the word “digital” in it, so I am on the computer ALL DAY at work. And the last thing I want to do when I come home in the evening is turn the computer on. Evenings have become my sacred time at the house with my love and the cats, spending time being present in the moment with them. So that means far less writing either blog posts or emails, but far more time spent actually living. Still lots of cooking of beautiful food– my homemade matzoh this year for Passover was fabulous– but less posting about it here.
I mean, come on, if you had this little guy at your feet to play and snuggle with, I think you’d move away from the computer as well!
And when I do turn on the computer, I have to take a lot of breaks to protect my wrist and right forearm, which have been really sensitive lately due to the aforementioned all day on the computer at work. So my writing for pleasure is now far more sporadic than it used to be, even when I desperately want to write. And then I end up with all of these way outdated drafts that I don’t end up actually posting here.
I think it’s time to go back to good old fashioned letters to friends back in the States.
Below is a post I started two weeks ago, and never got back around to. But it’s a topic dear to my heart, so I’m going to post it belatedly and incomplete anyway.
Back in August, at the first reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, I wrote about my hope for marriage equality in both of the places I call my home — the United States and New Zealand. And last week, New Zealand made history by becoming the thirteenth country to legalise same-sex marriage. (And congratulations to Uruguay and France as well).
Last Wednesday, Laura and I watched the Parliamentary debates with an open heart, and were gratified to see so many members of Parliament explaining how they were proud to be a part of history, and to make marriage equality in New Zealand a reality.
National MP Maurice Williamson’s speech got the most attention, with his “big gay rainbow” over his electorate, but Green MP Mojo Mather’s speech was one of the most heartfelt and beautiful of the evening.
I am still very hopeful that the United States will come to a just conclusion as well.