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photoblog image Coming Out of the <s>Closet</s> Shadows

Coming Out of the Closet Shadows

 

After America's nationwide Marriage Equality ruling last Friday, I hope many more will now dare to "come out."

(at the Pencarrow Gardens in Bodmin, Cornwall, England)

 

 

 

Coming Out of the Closet Shadows

 

After America's nationwide Marriage Equality ruling last Friday, I hope many more will now dare to "come out."

(at the Pencarrow Gardens in Bodmin, Cornwall, England)

 

 

 

comments (25)

i thought about you and Astrid when i heard the Supreme Court decision Ginnie... this is good for millions of people where you were born...
your lillies in the shadows are beautiful....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for thinking of us, Peter. I'm still pinching myself!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jun 2015, 02:22
From time2time The Supreme Court seems to get it right, Ginnie...this was such an occasion.

Very nice funeral lilies.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Ray. Thank you!
This is a wise decision Ginnie. Your illustration is beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: I didn't think it would happen in my lifetime, Richard, so I'm beyond thrilled. Thank you.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jun 2015, 06:31
Beautiful things Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. One alone is beautiful but seen in clumps like this was spectacular.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jun 2015, 07:02
Like Peter I thought about you and Astrid when I heard the Supreme Court decision! Yes, the times are now changing finally -even in Ireland- when will Germany follow? I didn't wonder if you would return to the States one day again!
Ginnie Hart: Times really are changing, Philine, thankfully. I didn't realize that Germany hadn't yet followed suit. I'm sure it will soon. I don't know if Astrid and I will ever move back to the States, but at least we now have that option!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jun 2015, 07:57
The light makes this for me; it this is very special.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan. When people "see the light," it is, indeed, very special!
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 29 Jun 2015, 08:03
A Great and glorious day!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Oscar...and in my lifetime!
I shall have to look up the topic of your heading Ginnie. Love the image.
Ginnie Hart: Surely you've heard about "coming out of the closet," Chad! When I saw these lilies, I couldn't help but think about that! Thanks.
As for Philine's comment, only the Orange order are holding out in Northern Ireland Ginnie. One would not expect anything else.
Ginnie Hart: (sigh) There's always someone holding out, Chad.
All white? Still no rainbow colours? wink
Why did you pick this arum lily from England?
We have butterfly pea in Malaysia. It's probably the best candidate. ;p
Ginnie Hart: Well, then, let's get our crayons out, LC, and color away! smile
superbe bouquet!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP.
Very fitting Ginnie.......a lovely shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. It did seem to fit.
What lovely light you captured here, Ginnie. Yeah for the Supreme Court decision.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary, and YES YES YES!
Perfect to illustrate your point Ginnie and let's hope so
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet, and YES.
Just perfect. The light...how powerful!
Ginnie Hart: The Light is always powerful, Robin, isn't it, when people allow it to shine! Thank you.
great shot, i love the use of light and you have used this scene appropriately for your message.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Ayush. Sometimes Mother Nature really does lead the way!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jun 2015, 14:28
Wonderful picture to celebrate this fantastic news
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anne. It really is FANTASTIC news!
Nice to know the good old US of A has joined the 21st century at last grin

Love the picture
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bill. It was a long time coming! Thank you.
Love is love! It was a good week here but part of me is sad that it took this long.

And your calla lilies are beautiful. I carried them at my wedding!
Ginnie Hart: Love wins, Hollie, and I'm glad I lived long enough to see the day. There's still a lot more work to be done before everything settles, of course. (sigh)

Calla lilies really are beautiful. I bet they were gorgeous in your wedding!
This is a lovely picture, we have a clump of these outside the window next to where I am typing this. I remember you once remarked to me, either in a comment or in person, that you hoped the USA would change its stance on marriage equality so this decision opens the door for you and Astrid to rethink your future life I presume.
Ginnie Hart: We may never do anything different from what we're doing now, Brian, living in the Netherlands, but it sure feels good knowing we have the option to move to America should we ever decide to do so. Thank you for your support.
  • Ptck
  • France
  • 29 Jun 2015, 20:57
Beautiful softness light on these flavors !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pat.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jun 2015, 21:00
The picture fits the message in the heading. I noted the court ruling and thought (amongst others) about you two.

You used the term "Coming out of the closet/shadows" and it so happens that I have been thinking about it quite often in recent past. The kind of thoughts like:
To be in the closet, someone must have put it there, e.g. an article of clothing. Since most people put their own clothing in a closet and when they need it, the take it out of the closet. Which bears the question (with reference to sexual preference), who put a gay person in the closet in the first place, for that person having to come out of the closet. I have read many "coming out" stories and they are all about the same thing in essence. The gay person's own fears put that person in the closet, necessitating "coming out". Another way to say it; I put myself into the closet, now I have to go through an exercise to take myself out of that closet, for others to see/recognise. If I don't have to declare myself hetero, why must non-hetero people declare themselves? Maybe the court decision will in the longer run lead to "coming out of the closet" as a defunct activity.

Oh well, hope you understand the gist of what I wrote.
Lovely light on these, Ginnie.
That is a wonderful image to celebrate the long overdue decision.
Perfect timing to post this... I love your coming out lily in the spotlight.

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