I can’t sleep, I can’t stop smiling and I can hardly imagine what may happen if I stay up all night on the computer, networking with the millions of people in the United States and worldwide who are cheering and crying tears of joy as a show of solidarity for the historic legislation that passed in New York tonight!
There’s such an incredible synergy at work in this country tonight and I tread lightly on the connection that I’m making… but my soul seems to gravitate to another time when I felt this awareness of national consciousness…
As we were equally exposed to tragedy then, there is a rush of truth in how we can also equally celebrate the progress of the great state of New York tonight! This state deserves to be a beacon of hope to all who want to live free from oppression and fear… Tonight, Lady Liberty is standing tall for all of us. If she could, I would ask her to energetically take a bow because she has made a statement that is louder than any oppressor’s, foreign or domestic!
“Equality is for everyone,” she shouts!
“Love is a family value,” is her song.
And more, she has words to the those huddled masses of LGBTQ people who worry that we will have to hold our breath until we are fully recognized as citizens worthy of equal protection under the law… her words are that we will all someday breathe freely!
So, if for only tonight, we can know that our rainbow lamp is held high and New York, were it the entry point to the United States, would extend dignity and respect to all people no matter who they love.
I’ll try to sleep but in addition to having “An Empire State of Mind” (Glee’s version) in my head, I’m also feelin’ some Flo + the Machine and must share. Let’s believe that the dog days are over!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWOyfLBtuU (Flo + Machine, Dog Days are Over)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APjJwt7rc6I (Glee Version of Empire State of Mind)