What happens when you don’t check the news for a couple of days


Or Facebook or Twitter, for that matter.

There was some crap going on at the Day Job, involving me covering the duties of the Human Resources person while she went on a long-overdue vacation… and I nervous and angst-y about it. Failing to do things correctly might have caused big problems! So, I was, shall we say, hyper-focused on it.

Along about Friday, when it was evident I did everything perfectly (takes a bow), at a quiet moment at work I took a glance at Facebook on my phone. And I went:

Wait, what?

THAT happened?


I hadn’t even noticed that it was a possible thing that possibly might have been about to happen. And then it happened!

It took me a bit to get over my astonishment — it seemed to come out of the blue!

And then: I was glad.

And then: I thought about all my LGBTQ friends, acquaintances and artistic heroes, who have struggled so long to be treated by the rest of society simply as fellow human beings…

Yeah, and then the tears came. Then.

Love wins.

5 Responses to “What happens when you don’t check the news for a couple of days”

  • Hydrogen Hypothesis Says:

    I had the same sort of reaction the other day, as I heard through the grapevine of this happening, and not wanting to appear the fool I sort of pretended that I’d already read or knew somehow about it. All the while feeling like an ass, but secretly insanely glad. At last, moving towards the twenty-first century.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Oh, I’m so loving the 21st century. Great cancer treatments, more justice and freedom. Satellites approaching Pluto — can’t wait to see what’s next.

  • bnanno Says:

    we have also marked the 10th anniversary of the law here in Spain recognising complete equality of all marriages for all purposes, including adoption.

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