“This week has involved a lot of needing to let go of all the things I can’t have total control over and I’m not good at that and I don’t like it but also maybe that’s okay.”
“Fuck flowers. Fuck everything. We’re ordering about a hundred LED twinkling lights and I’m gonna stick gold washi tape on ’em and sprinkle them everywhere and call it a night.”
“I’ve never had a move that felt so little like being jolted from one space to another and so much like something clicking into place.”
“There’re only 135 hours or so until I get to Los Angeles and I can feel every single one.”
“I am still crying an amount that for me is significantly higher than average, what’s up with that?”
“After explaining who Shannon was in relation to me, we were let in to go through airport-like security around 7:40, I was handed a laminated piece of paper with ‘Applicant 1’ on it and an accompanying feeling of having won at waiting in line, and we were let up to the floor for the interview at 8.”
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“I spent a few minutes wondering whether that means we should be married faster, i.e., the day after whenever I get there, and then I looked at the calendar and realized the timeline is as tight as it can be (and maybe too tight as it is) and I took a really deep breath and anyway it’s probably going to be fine. But it was one of those moments where it felt a little more like leaving Canada is giving something up.”
8. How many holidays per year are you prepared to spend with my grandmother in Florida?
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“When I woke up Saturday I was going to get a lot of stuff done and I was just pretty focused on that and by mid Sunday afternoon I had cried for about 12 of my weekend waking hours.”
The thing about my future immigration marriage is that it’s an immigration marriage but not an IMMIGRATION marriage. I still don’t want to know what save the dates are though.
“If you’d told 17-year-old-me that in 2015, I’d be standing in Target, picking out a Father’s Day card or crying while dancing with my Dad at my wedding, I would’ve laughed in your face.”
So, we’re not at A-Camp. We can still bask in our queer feels and hang out here on the open thread. Also, Mari’s getting married tomorrow.
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“Despite all the planning, and all the talking, and all the money we had spent, it was THAT moment that suddenly made the wedding feel very real. This was the dress I was going to get married in, that I would be wearing when I affirmed my desire to spend the rest of my life with my amazing partner. But, it also touched something deeper, more complex, more fundamental to my transition and my womanhood.”
“Anyway I wasn’t going to talk about it, but this is a real-time column about planning for a wedding, and a lot of you have gone through something similar and you deserve to know that you’re certainly not alone! We all deserve to know that even the beautiful parts of being alive can sometimes be fucking shitshow.”
“Is “Wild Horses” ever appropriate? Like are wild horses ever literally or even metaphorically trying to drag you away from your person? And if so what kind of life are you living right now? Idk but there’s just something about that song. “
“This one’s on a slow simmer. Like I’m not freaking out about this right now, but I have the feeling that in about another week or so I’ll be full-tilt.”