The weather is fantastic.
Blue sky and just a little bit nippy.
The weather people,
are saying twelve degrees on the weekend.
I have a lot of stuff on my mind, lately.
Today is Remembrance Day.
I am always saddened,
when I think of all the young lives snuffed out so early.
I am not a militaristic type but,
I respect the sacrifice and the courage.
Speaking of courage,
I have been reading a lot of stuff on transitioning.
It takes guts in this world to be yourself.
Really being yourself,
standing up for what you believe in,
not being a sheep.
If being yourself means,
something as potentially misunderstood,
as physically changing genders,
it takes real guts.
Note I said physically changing,
because it seems to me,
that transgendered people become the gender they have always been,
inside, deep inside,
whether or not they have surgery.
I realise I may be stating the obvious, but,
not so obvious,
Sort of like,
I also think,
it can’t be easy,
to take the steps necessary,
to become what you are,
in a way that works for you.
I don’t know if I am being clear,
and the last thing I want is to offend anybody.
This is a touchy subject for many people,
and creates polarisation and even name calling on both sides.
I don’t have a side.
I have never seen being a lesbian as a choice,
anymore than being a woman.
I can’t stand being reduced to one part of myself,
and I try not to do it to others.
I also think it’s important not to take everything so seriously.
That’s why I blog about The Elements of Butch Style for instance,
a little bit of levity goes a long way,
in understanding ourselves and each other.
I like the line from La Cage Aux Folles, the musical,
I am what I am, and what I am needs no excuses.
Thanks for listening and helping in my quest for understanding.