I'm taking a break from politics. Really, it's not good for me. Why practice having hostile feelings? It always comes back to my favorite adage: Holding on to resentment is like your eating rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die. Besides, here at home, we've got ANOTHER election, this one provincial, and I should be paying more attention to that than what's going on in my former home in California. Here I have a true voice, while there I don't. In addition, it's a little disingenuous to fight for rights that I already have here. And anyway, I've always been better at "leading by example" than by getting shrill and red faced about things. If I can just expose as many people to the "normalcy" of our lives, the fear homophobes have of us will eventually disappear. It's an every day kind of thing. That said, if I were in California, I would be out at the protests.
And sheesh but it's been a busy three weeks. I got punched while trying to stop a robbery (still hurts). We put Sara to sleep (still hurts). We got stinky drug addict out of our building (yay!) America made history putting Obama in the White House (yay!). Rights were taken away in California and Arkansas (still hurts).
I heard a new song on the jazz station and researched the artist. As it turned out Stefano Bollani is giving it away on his site. It's my new favorite song now. If you want it, go to his site and click on English. Once it loads, click on "records" which is the second box at the top as you roll your mouse over it. Then once it loads, scroll down to the third to last record called "Carioca". Then click on the song titled "A voz no morro" and download the zipped file. Only if you like jazz piano though.