17 December 2008

Several Thousand Words

That's what this one's worth. Discovery, joy, fear, bigotry, loss, hope, the prospect of a brighter future. Delightful and very touching. And it's only a few minutes long. The Closet. Enjoy.

And if you're in the mood for a shocking news story about a flaw in California's new constitutional provision, go here.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Z i n j said...

Family is family. A great thought. Change does not come easy for Utahan's. Will it ever?

Alan said...

@Zinj:

Joseph Smith's observation holds no less true today with all issues surrounding orientation and what makes a "family:

"[There] has been a great difficulty in getting anything into the heads of this generation. It has been like splitting hemlock knots with a [pancake] for a wedge & a pumpkin for a [mallet]. Even the Saints are slow to understand . . . we frequently see some of them after suffering all they have for the work of God will fly to pieces like glass as soon as anything Comes that is contrary to their traditions. They cannot stand the fire at all."

Beck said...

Isn't it interesting how radical the early church fathers were in embracing alternate ideas contrary to tradition, and how conventional the modern church fathers are today.

Thanks for the video link. Enjoyed them very much.

Scot said...

LOL Now, if only I could get bit by a lycanthrope I'd still be legally married.

(My word verification for this comment: hoomo.)

Scot said...

Oh, and I thought that video was brilliant.

I know it would hit some of my friends differently, particularly those who stayed in the closet for decades. As I've been out for so long, since my teens, and I'm the couple with the family, the old man really brought back for me how I assumed my life would be when I first realized my orientation.

Staying in the closet was once what I thought I would do, and a long lonely life was what I imagined. As a guy who just returned from his kid's Christmas pageant with his husband of many years, I'm glad I got out of that small room as soon as I did.