The Fall of Equality

Mary Kendall, in her blog “A Poet in Time”, said it best:

“autumn’s equinox
when time is equal—
if only one day
people
could be like this”

Equality – we know when we have achieved it when we no longer need to talk about it.

I am deeply saddened that today, in this day and age where neither skin colour nor religion are a basis for discrimination, that we must now turn our conversation to apparel when we ought to be more concerned about equal access to food, shelter, drinking water, and security.

It would seem that Canadians have been split between the Solstices and the Equinox;  some of us cling to summer, some long for winter.  Some – just want change.

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About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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6 Responses to The Fall of Equality

  1. Jan says:

    I share your sadness (-and your cold!), Stacey. It’s inconceivable that Canadians have allowed themselves to be distracted from the very real issues that need addressing in our country by misguided focus on an article of clothing. And I am frightened by the use of this symbol to engender intolerance among Canadians. Very sad.

  2. pixieannie says:

    Article on clothing? What am I missing?

  3. Gallivanta says:

    Thank you for bringing this debate to my attention. It really is sad when things like this distract voters from the real issues in an election.

    • inmycorner says:

      Oh Gallivanta – it is so frustrating that our government is so “crafty”. They are using such under-handed tactics that we, as voters, as not really prepared to sift through what is “real” and what is “perceived”.

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