'Cause when it all boils down
At the end of the day,
It's what you do and say
That makes you who you are.
Makes you think about,
Think about it, doesn’t it.
Sometimes all it takes is one voice.
~ Strip Me, Natasha Bedingfield
I am a shy person. I know that I sometimes may not come across it, but I am. Extremely shy. It will take me a while to open up to a person, and only then if I like them (so lucky or unlucky them depending on your point-of-view then). Having said that, if someone says something which I really disagree with, I will let them know (unless they're drunk and/or potentially violent and able to 'get' me, in which case I'm afraid that I simply cannot stand up to them).
Love is all around, but sometimes, for some reason or another it is deemed as wrong. I don't understand this. As far as I am concerned men have the same rights as women. Your skin colour makes no difference either. Nor your religion. Nor which country your originate from. Neither does your sexuality. You are a person, who loves passionately. That shouldn't stop you from doing anything.
Take what you want, steal my pride
Build me up or cut me down to size
Shut me out, but I’ll just scream
I'm only one voice in a million
But you ain't taking that from me.
The title song from Natasha Badingfield's latest album Strip Me (shown above) serves as an aid to really emphasise this important message. We often think of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Junior as people in History who stood up for what they believe in. That's what I don't get. History is the past. Sure they changed their future, but for some unknown reason, hatred is still there and we have the power to stop it, most simply don't.
I'm not just talking about the colour of your skin here either. I'm talking about your sex. Your religion. Your nationality. Heck, even your sexuality. You are a person with as much right to do and say what you want as much as your have the right to a heart, brain or fingers & toes. Those things aren't rights, those are things which make up you, the beautiful person you are. You want to spend the rest of your life with someone, that's fine by me! I don't care what race/religion/sexuality they are! As far as I am concerned, you're proving to them and everyone you care to let know that you love them. Nothing else to it than that.
We all have a voice. Make it count. Make it heard.
Love love love, xxx