Thursday, June 04, 2009

A Love Letter

Dear New Hampshire,

I love you. I do. And there are plethora of reasons why. I love that we live free or die. I love that we don't have a sales tax. I adore the Old Man on the Mountain (although for everyone's sake say no to a prosthetic one...yeah?), I love that we're the White Mountains. I love that my favourite memories take place in your hills, your lakes, your mountains. I adore you.

We've had our disagreements for sure - I am not too keen on the fact that you're still struggling to figure out a fair way to fund public schools, dude - my love, its been over a decade.

And I know, I know, I've moved as far away as I can get. But that doesn't mean I love you any less.

Especially on a day like today. When you legalise gay marriage. Oh New Hampshire, we've come so far! Good for you, for seeing the light. Equality!

Now, keep on living free - because I am not ready for you to die.

Yours always,
-D-

8 comments:

  1. I heart NH and I heart you!!!

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  2. Yay NH! And yay for New England, with 5 of 6 states allowing gay marriage.

    Despite the freezing cold, Puritan reserve and annoyingly heavy beach traffic, I love this tiny, civilized corner of our giant, crazy country.

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  3. i <3 NH too.

    score card:
    new england 5/6.
    rest of the country 1/44.

    seriously, new england is totally winning the equality race.

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  4. Becky - I adore you! and NH. and equality.

    cj - ahh, yes. the puritan reserve - kind of describes me perfectly.

    Rhea - New England is definitely winning the equality race. Now, if only it could step up its environmental policy race.

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  5. Lovely letter! Well said, kitten. :-)

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  6. You may have some competition with NH, luv.

    0% Sales Tax?
    Gay Marriage?

    Now the only thing missing is if it gave me a pair of ovaries and a uterus and it would be the fabled Shangri La!

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  7. Chris - Thanks!

    Burn - I'm a lover not a fighter, we can both have NH. Sadly, last I heard NH wasn't giving away ovaries. tragic. I'll write that in my next letter to my congress(wo)men.

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  8. Equality indeed. Nobody should have the right to tell people who they can and cannot marry.

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