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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Maybe I'm starting to get it right.

More than half of my personal purchases lately have been made with this thought in the back of my mind: "Will it work for Pride parades?"  In Ottawa, the theme for Pride Week this year has been Be Loud! Be Proud!, so it hasn't been too hard for me to be successful.

When I woke up this morning, I could hear in my head the Mr Rogers's song It's a Wonderful Day in the Neighbourhood to which I was singing along, It's a Wonderful Day for a Pride Parade....and it is.

And yet, I'm not going.  I've been to 5 Pride Parades this summer, but only to two family events.  One of them was our Family and Friends Picnic yesterday, which unaccountably left me feeling loving and loved but unable to make myself get out of bed this morning.

I know myself, in the sense that I'm aware that I often don't know what I'm thinking until I hear myself say it, and when I said, "The world will continue to spin if you stay home today.  All your PFLAG friends will get it,", I felt amazingly good to still be in my nightgown while the parade is forming up at Gladstone and Bank.

I still feel Loud---wearing a turquoise mash-up of John Lennon and a peacock would have that effect, and I always feel Proud, and the world is unfolding as it should.


  1. I had a day like yours, Lorna. Skipped church and though I did all kinds of house and yard things, very slowly, I was mostly a lounge lizard. Sometimes it is very enlightening to actually listen to our bodies/minds when they say "Enough for now."

  2. I think you'll always be loud and proud.

  3. Is there anything better than staying home in your nightie when you had previously thought you were going to have to go out? Methinks not.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    It's okay to say no sometimes and just take a mental health/pajama day! Glad you got one in.