Syd’s storyline hit home for me too. I liked your comment about keeping halal vs queerness. It’s like that with me too – it’s funny what we give importance to when it comes to our cultural background. Also, I’m a huge fan of your gifs 🙂 – Ami
It does seem like we’ve got our priorities the wrong way around. 😛
I think it’s a matter of deciding your stance on things? Like, navigating life as even a semi-religious person, you’re faced with all kinds of choices, can I eat chewy candy, should I shake that dude’s hand, and once you’ve done it for the first time, you’ve justified it enough to kind of lock that in. “Okay, it’s just easier to shake hands than explain why not every time.” Maybe it’s not the right choice, but there it is.
So I’m still sticking to halal, and by this point it’s become a major thing, probably because it’s been so difficult at times. Queerness…yeah, I’ve decided to accept that there’s nothing wrong with it. I wouldn’t say I’m picking and choosing as to what’s more convenient to me personally, because believe me, I would muuuuch rather be eating cheeseburgers than…whatever, but that’s how it’s turned out. Like Syd, queerness is, well, all right (though I’m still worried deeeep down, I suppose), but breaking food laws? I don’t even know you!
And thanks! 🙂