Sunday, November 25, 2012

Eclectic Sunday



A 'follower' (that does sound a little weird, I know) Alex Spoo, had this video on his Google+.
I was immediately struck by its accurateness of what it is like to grow up and be born 
homosexual in our culture/society.

The production of this video is very well done. The 'images' speak for themselves.

Enjoy this last Sunday in November everyone.

24 comments:

  1. As a parent I only want my children to fall in love. I don't care if that is with a man or a woman as long as they are decent and loving and respectful.

    That video showed very well the feelings of isolation a child can feel in a heterosexual world.

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    1. I believe people will reach your awareness level Chania as soon as they realize that there is nothing to be threatened by this.....it is just people loving each other.

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  2. Hopefully there will be a time love will just be. *siiiiiiigh* Without any second thoughts. Just LOVE for all people.

    This time will come!!!!

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    1. The time WILL come Alex and we are witnessing the beginning of that time at least over here in North America.

      We can't erase the bigotry, that has been going on forever, overnight. You are right, it will take time.

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  3. I can't see it because I am working at the hospital this morning and they blog youtube : (. I am going to try to remember to come on when I get home. I hope your day is a beautiful one. Love, Becky

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    1. My former employer did the same thing!! Go figure! lol
      It has turned into winter here almost overnight.....it is a lot cooler. That won't stop the 3 amigos though!!

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  4. Oh this was a very powerful video thank you for sharing. B

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  5. Lovely video, very sensitively made. I liked the clip when they jumped into the water far below, holding hands. and sharing the last days together near the end.Happiness in life is the ultimate, and if found, should be grabbed with both hands, held onto very tightly, and never let go. Greetings from Jean

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    1. Glad you liked it Jean. Yes, wasn't that moment of them jumping from a high ledge together well done! Like jumping from a plane I suppose. HOLD ON!!

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  6. Beautiful and powerful video!

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  7. Very touching. I hope things are easier for following generations.

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    1. That is the hope Terry. The major reason Ron and I got married was to make a statement and to help younger people along their 'journey' to acceptance from society.

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  8. Very nice! Sometimes progress takes a while.

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    1. I know Mark! Sometimes it seems like it takes forever to get the acceptance we so need to move ahead. We are getting there.

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  9. Beautifully put across... and I can't change and LOVE IS KIND... Thanks for sharing Jim, going to be singing this all day now! Wishing for a kinder world.
    Ivan

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    1. It was well done, eh Ivan. When it becomes a 'given' that homosexuality starts before birth like everything else (hair colour, eye colour etc), all this 'kerfuffle' will be but a mere memory of the past.

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  10. Thanks for posting that, Jim. Many things came to mind, but I'll try not to go on and on :) First, a documentary last night called InerSEXion brought home what a beautiful thing it is when people recognize and appreciate their differences. It was on The Passionate Eye. Perhaps you saw it, but if not, here's the link A second thought had to do with a program that is working really well here in Vancouver. Again, it doesn't have to do with gay issues per say, but rather with the idea of taking time (and in some cases, finding courage) to step into somebody's shoes and see that although they don't do things exactly the way we do, there are human qualities like a need for love and acceptance that we all share. Understanding the differences takes the "fear" aspect away and enriches life in so many ways. It is called The Roots of Empathy and I'm guessing you already know about it. As you said in one of your comments, "We are getting there."

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  11. Thanks for the links Carol. I will be look at both.
    Sometimes it is very difficult to have empathy when fear gets in the way, you are correct.

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  12. Wow! What a moving video! Thanks for sharing it, Jim. I plan at some point to do one or more blog posts on my education in gay rights - I guess I should say evolution. I've had some pretty intense, heart-to-heart conversations over the years. Things are changing! Bigotry, discrimination, hatred are such ugly things. You demonstrate courage every day!

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    1. Louise, I look forward to your insights on these topics. The more they are talked about, the more the fears and insecurities will be evaporated.

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