Well, I danced today. I had a whole lot of sugar followed by a vehement and oh so scorching series of non-choreographed body movements. It was a party in every sense of the word. I was on sabbatical and I never even expected that to happen before February. Imagine! It was totally spontaneous and completely awesome! It was close to perfection! It was a dance that I could safely say I'm willing to do every single day. To say that I loved it would be an impertinent understatement. My gawd!
I never thought my night would recover from what seemed like an apparent hopelessly doomed ending while I was at Victory Hills celebrating the fiesta. Had it not been for my dogs and the presence of mom's two best friends, I'd have died of boredom. I mean, hello! Too much political talk is too much political talk. Enough said!
Nevertheless, it got an unexpected ending. Thank the heavens! Thank fate!
Here's the old entry thingy now.
This was originally posted on Sep 29, '08 2:32 PM on Multiply.com.
Being raised in a heavily conservative Roman Catholic environment has certainly become a hindrance for homosexual couples. Don't you think so, too?
Human as they are, members of the LGBT community are capable of genuine love that stretches miles beyond the typical perception of the general public. They have the same basic needs that every other human being has. And one of these is to love and be loved in return.
But why do the religious institutions have to smite these gay and lesbian couples when they're just going about their business loving each other? They aren't harming anyone or anything! Why does there have to be a predefined bracket for human love? Why do they (religious institutions) feel that they are obliged to take control over what they perceive to be wrong? Why can't they just swallow reality? That they don't really have a say in these things! That these things really do happen! And that LOVE drives it as much as heterosexual couples--or possibly even more than them!
Furthermore, why do they insist that God despises these things when, in fact, they are the very institutions telling us that God loves unconditionally? And God really does love UNCONDITIONALLY!
My good friend Sr. Sandra Clemente of the Religious Order of the Sacred Heart of Jesus once told me:
"When our physical bodies die, God will not ask who and what we loved. The only question God will ask us is 'how much did you love?'--'gaano ka nagmahal?'"
What about you? What do you think?