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ROBIN WILLIAMS: A Little Spark of Madness - (Tribute Video) by Cody.

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)

Song: Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor) by John Murphy

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Vancouver Pride Flags (by DennisSylvesterHurd)

Our neighbour put a pride flag in front of our house last night. It moved me in a way I didn’t expect. For someone who was so scared for so long it’s an incredibly powerful and public gesture for me to stumble upon (I rarely look out the front door in fact :)).

Pride is about Love. Love is the base emotion. The nurture and need we all must have. At an early age when we realize we’re gay and we also hear that gay is perceived as bad (or different, or evil, or a choice, or not real or…). It causes us to integrate into our base identity that the emotion of love may never be something we fully experience. This can cause us to both reject the real love in our life (because our base understanding of love as an emotion is being rejected by our internal soul) but also to develop a firm belief that we are essentially unlovable. Pride matters because it sends a beautiful (and necessary) message that the only way we can experience love is through our love of another like us is OK. We’re a visual species reflecting the world we see around us. This one day, this small in the wider context, fun, joy filled message seeps into the crevices of very scared and confused children (and wider society) and it creates small spaces where love can grow. 

Love is the answer to every question in life; knowing how you experience love is not wrong is lifesaving.

Happy Pride 2014. :)

Vancouver Pride Flags (by DennisSylvesterHurd)

Our neighbour put a pride flag in front of our house last night. It moved me in a way I didn’t expect. For someone who was so scared for so long it’s an incredibly powerful and public gesture for me to stumble upon (I rarely look out the front door in fact :)).

Pride is about Love. Love is the base emotion. The nurture and need we all must have. At an early age when we realize we’re gay and we also hear that gay is perceived as bad (or different, or evil, or a choice, or not real or…). It causes us to integrate into our base identity that the emotion of love may never be something we fully experience. This can cause us to both reject the real love in our life (because our base understanding of love as an emotion is being rejected by our internal soul) but also to develop a firm belief that we are essentially unlovable. Pride matters because it sends a beautiful (and necessary) message that the only way we can experience love is through our love of another like us is OK. We’re a visual species reflecting the world we see around us. This one day, this small in the wider context, fun, joy filled message seeps into the crevices of very scared and confused children (and wider society) and it creates small spaces where love can grow.

Love is the answer to every question in life; knowing how you experience love is not wrong is lifesaving.

Happy Pride 2014. :)

It’s Pride here in Vancouver tomorrow. Lots of thoughts always about it …but this is where I start my thinking now. The truth sets you free. To the Us’s.

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