Right? One of my least favorite questions. It ranks right up there with ‘where are you from’ … in other words…. I have no ready, real answer.
I like real answers. I like reports of progress and growth. However, at times, it’s the mundane, the quietly ‘hanging in there’ (another cliche that is rapidly declining in my personal popular phrases category), the continuation of being that is required. In other words, leave me alone, I’m busy stubbornly persisting! Not literally leave me alone, more like a ‘please understand that although there is little outward display of grandeur the mere fact that I have not yet completely lost it is a rather large accomplishment, thanks for asking!’
Whew, that felt good!
And now for other stuff.
Recently the subject of gay marriage has been a major topic of conversation here in Utah. I posted my feelings on facebook and think that some of my extended family was a bit miffed. I understand that they are very opposed to it and why they feel that way. However, I’m going to repost here:
So, I have no problem with any couple being legally married. Whether or not that marriage is recognized or upheld by a specific spiritual/religious organization is entirely up to those that adhere to that belief system.’
Additionally, my opinion is that there should be two ‘levels’ of recognized marriage. The first (lower?) would be legal. That contractually binding agreement between two consenting adults involving rights and responsibilities including inheritance, taxation, finances, property and all things that involve the legal system. The second (higher?) would be spiritual. That is to say, rights and responsibilities taken on in addition to the legally binding contract in accordance with the belief systems of said individuals.