i am a very proud australian. i love this country, it’s people, it’s energy, it’s everything. but there is something that continues to not only disappoint me, but embarrass me as a patriot and citizen of this otherwise great land.
whilst so advanced in so many ways, we are one of the few developed western nations still stubborn as shit on a boot about marriage equality.
and it bothers me. it bothers me alot.
in the last few years it seems we are overwhelmed on a daily basis with stories of horrendous displays of human behavior-murders, terrorism, war, abuse, bigotry, narcissism, cruelty, judgment and just your garden variety blanketing hatred. so when i started to hear about the diy rainbow crossing movement spreading around the world, i was immediately warmed and fuzzied. there are people all over the place, all ages, genders, cultures, religions and orientations getting on their hands and knees and creating glorious rainbows on pavements, walkways, stairs and basically any horizontal surface they can find! it’s not often enough that we see people banding together in a show of love.
simple. universal. equal. love.
and of all the things in the world that i love, i love love the most.
today with a little help from my friends we added another chalk rainbow to the world. many people watched on, some stopped to chat, and above all, those who spoke had nothing but positive and supportive words.
it was one of those awesome life affirming moments.
it made me really happy.
create. love equally. respect.