As I woke up this morning I wondered what does Yes’ mean to those who are LGBT living in Ireland. How did they feel today, knowing they were now fully equal and accepted by their own countrymen? As luck would have it, just as I was wondering, I received an email, from my brother, (he’s going to have to set up his own blog at this rate).
This is what your vote meant to him.
It’s Sunday morning and not unusual and quite understandable in the circumstances, I am hungover .Walking to the shops to buy all the newspapers to read and keep for posterity I looked in the mirror.
same outfit from last night…..
Around my neck I was still wearing a piece of silver…a treasured momento from a lady who I loved and admired so much. Sometimes when I am feeling vulnerable or a bit down I wear this to comfort me and give me strength. I usually place it discreetly under my shirt collar and it helps me to know that it’s there. Her voice telling me …..“you are alright pet”…keep walking”
Normally I wear it under my collar…..NOT TODAY.
Today I wore it with the neck open. Some might say
…God ….that fellow has a necklace on…
…that’s a bit Gay looking.
Today they were right…it is…and I AM.
TODAY IT DIDNT MATTER.
And that meant the world to me.
To that beautiful lady…to my wonderful Mother,Father,brothers,sisters family,friends, countrymen and women…I want to say thank you.
Thank you for letting me…be me x