Reblog: [My] Personal Bill of Rights
Posted March 17, 2012on:
Reblogged from The Dash Between: with gratitude!
The rights I’ve posted below are extremely important to me, because up until two years ago I didn’t believe I had many of them.
I think of an incident that happened when I was about 12 or 13. I was listening to a Morrissey tape when my Mom walked past my room. For those of you that are familiar with Morrissey, you know that most of his music sounds very depressing and fairly mellow. At least it did when I was listening to it in the mid-80’s. Mom happened to walk past at a particularly “drumm-y” intro and reacted in an unexpected way. I was raised in a very conservative home, so the drums were too much. She grabbed the tape out of the player, and started yelling at me about the horrible music. I remembered trying to explain that it wasn’t all hard rock like she thought, but back-talking…
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