Well, it is, by all indications, a great day for the Irish, and who better to sing us in than St. Judy?
Some days I wake up and can't believe how quickly change has come. I was reading some back entries right here at this very blog yesterday, and I marveled at how much energy and anxiety the Mister and I once had to waste simply to be together in the same country. Then one day, with the stroke of a pen, that was over, and today, as a cosy and very old-fashioned married couple, it feels as distant as a faded bad dream. Astonishing. Now it appears that Ireland - Ireland!, not to indulge one's stereotypes, thoroughly outdated, of a Pope-ridden backwater - has led the way for popular acclamation of marriage equality.
One can argue the merits of having to vote on what should an acknowledged human right, and personally I have no argument whatsoever about the American approach of - knock wood - a judicial solution ushering in national recognition, but still there is something satisfying about seeing a country turn out and make a sensible decision.