Archive | May 15, 2014

Pretty angry

I’m trying to figure out if I’m too sensitive but I don’t think so. My work is having a nationwide fitness contest and I’m in the national gay and lesbian team. There is only one team ahead of us, the Twinkie Defense.

I find this name incredibly homophobic. I remember when Harvey Milk and George Moscone were shot and how the LA and SF community erupted over it. And when the fool basically got off using the “Twinkie Defense”

I remember the White Night riots. I remember how furious my people were. I don’t think I’m lacking a sense of humour but to name a team the “Twinkie Defense” in my view is pretty heinous. I can only hope that the people who did it are too young to remember how awful that time was for gays and lesbians because I’m pretty offended and angry about it.

A Prayer for the caregivers

Quan Yin, goddess of healing

Please remember the one who gives care

To the sick and the infirm and the elderly

Quan Yin, be with them when they are

Exhausted and on their last nerve

Be with them when they wake

In the middle of the night

And wonder how much longer

Brighid, give them your strength

Get them through the longest day

That feels like it may never end

Remind them when it’s hard

To remember this is a person they love

Brighid, be their light in the dark

Let them know they are not alone

That others have passed through

Before them and will after them

And walk with them silently

Let them find willing ears to listen

And to give them respite

Hecate, be there for them

When the end is near

Never let them be alone

Let them know they are loved

Let them know the cared for are not really gone

From their love

Let them accept their time of rest is here

Let them be ready to face the black hole

That may appear before them

Let them know it is only a tunnel

Not a pit.

Let them reach out to the ones waiting for them

Let them know they are loved.

Quan Yin , lend your healing touch

Brighid lead in the dark with your flame

Hecate, catch the falling with love.

So mote it be