My bed

Having the second Moderna vaccine Friday morning was a blessing for which I am grateful. The advice to plan the day after a second vaccine is wise. I’ve been in bed most of the day with aches and general malaise. Last night at about excactly 12 hours after the shot I went through a few hours of hell and was awake on and off after that, it was not plesant.
Tonight will be better. I did run into this photo below today and had to share it as it is my bed most nights whether I am perfectly ok or suffering from vaccine immune response.

Traditions

The little boy within the Beard that is Fearsome loves A Charlie Brown Christmas. Therefore we continue the tradition of our yearly Christmas Eve post.

Peace and goodwill toward all.

May the light, love, peace, happiness and joy that is the spirit of which our winter holidays are intended be yours.

Merry Xmas!

 

Judy

What could be better than Judy Garland singing a Christmas tune? Judy & Liza singing one.

Jack Jones, Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli – Christmas Medley – Live on the Judy Garland Show 1963

In my lifetime

I was but a young child in 1969. I had no knowledge of The Stonewall Inn or of sexuality for that matter. I remember Sesame Street, a man walking on the moon and some horrible war in a far off place called Vietnam.

Little did I know that the brave fed up downtrodden souls of a small group of misfits would change the corse of history that I might live as securely, lovingly and openly as I do today.

Stonewall Inn NYC Circa 1969

Not quite 50 years ago we couldn’t even congregate without the risk of jail.

At times in one’s life one must stand up for righteousness.

Brave souls for whom I am grateful.

Obvious societal outcasts we were.

One should never take for granted the freedom and respect we have gained. One should never assume that history will not repeat itself. One should always stand up and speak out when injustice and discrimination rear their ugly fearful heads, even when that injustice or discrimination is happening to another person, group, religion or race.

Fear is a powerful force in humanity. Fear can destroy a civilization. Overcoming societal fear starts with me, and with you, having the courage to stand for what is right.