Is it safe to come out now?


Hello all 🙂

Sorry for my absence. Halfway through the A to Z Challenge we moved and it took 2 weeks to get the internet sorted. I felt like my right arm had been cut off.

The busyness of unpacking all the boxes kept me away from the keyboard for far too long. Thanks to those who were kind enough to get in touch and say you missed me. 🙂

I must admit that the build up to the Marriage Equality referendum in Ireland also contributed to my radio silence.

In the end, the vote was about 2:1 – yes to no. So why did it feel like 200:1 everywhere I went? I’ve no problem with people disagreeing with my convictions. I’m well used to it. But the amount of disdain towards people on opposite sides was awful. Hurtful. Painful.

It’s over now. The people have spoken. The changes will be made.
I’m just not sure how long it will take for me to recover from realising how much many people I know, respect and love, don’t just disagree with me, but hate the things I believe. And hate the people who believe them.

Anyway… I’m back. Back on social media, back here on my blog. And hoping to continue, albeit a month late, the A to Z.

ttfn folks xx

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9 thoughts on “Is it safe to come out now?

  1. Susan

    “I’m just not sure how long it will take for me to recover from realising how much many people I know, respect and love, don’t just disagree with me, but hate the things I believe. And hate the people who believe them.” Yet they would call themselves open-minded.

    I feel and share your pain.

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  2. freddiewhincup

    Lovely to hear from you again. Loved your A – Z, good to know you’ll be taking up your pen to it again. Loads of love xxx 😊

    Sent from Samsung tablet

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  3. Random Musings

    I think the Yes vote was a huge step forward for Ireland. I don’t hate the people who voted no, I think everyone has a right to their own opinions. I must say though that all the hateful comments I have seen have been from homophobic people. This could just be due to the fact I have no qualms about publicly supporting a Yes verdict, and perhaps you experienced the reverse of this because you publicly supported a No verdict.
    Anyhow, I hope you still continue on with your A-Z posts and compete the alphabet 🙂
    Popping by on the A to Z Road Trip
    Debbie
    http://www.myrandommusings.blogspot.com

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    1. auntyamo Post author

      Hi Debbie. Thanks for popping by and for your honesty. I love that we’ve always been able to talk his stuff out.

      It’s been a while but I’m picking up the AtoZ where I left off x

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  4. Li @ Flash Fiction

    Stopping by from A to Z. Similar goings-on here in the US – those who spout “you must be tolerant” are often the most intolerant. The art of civil discourse, of truly listening to and considering another’s viewpoint (instead of formulating one’s own response while the other is still talking) seems to have disappeared.

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