The other day, I posted my thoughts on Amendment One. A day has passed, and I have already edited that post as my contemplation has progressed. I think the most important change was the changing of the word “Fight” to “Journey.” With the passing of Amendment One, many (including myself) have been sounding the rallying cry that this is not over. But what is this exactly? I would contend that if it’s a fight we want, it had better be over right now. This word is insufficient at best, for I have no intention of punching anyone who voted for Amendment One. But I hope the journey is just beginning. A journey we can take together.
And yes! I have another song for this! And this song is for ALL of us.
Yesterday, North Carolina passed Amendment One. I am deeply saddened by this. Do I see this Amendment as prejudiced? Yes. Do I see everyone who voted for it as a bigot? No. I hope that everyone can find a way to have helpful and respectful dialog in their own little worlds over the coming months. But perhaps most important of all, is this journey over? No. Do I have a song that is perfect for this particular moment? DUH.