Tuesday, July 19, 2011
You may be wondering where I've been and why I haven't written anything. For a few days I was busy, for a few days the weather was glorious, and now, for the past 50 hours, I have been without power. Yes, without power. The same storm that knocked over the main stage at Ottawa's Blues Fest on the weekend also knocked out our power and we have been in the dark since then. I've been at work, but have been too swamped to write on my lunch break or anything.
So, tonight I'm stopping briefly at a coffee shop to let you know where I've been and to give you something else to read while I wait for my life to return to normal (which really, it won't, even if the power comes back on because I have two weddings and a conference to attend in the next couple of weeks on top of work and life).
My friend Loralee wrote a post about how her thoughts on breastfeeding in public have evolved. I appreciated her honesty and can appreciate the place that she has come to, even if I would like her to come just a little bit further. Fair warning, there is a comment that is incredibly maddening and unfair, so if you don't want to get really upset just read Loralee's post and close it before reading the comments.
Here's her post:
What do you think? Can you accept someone coming to the point of still feeling uncomfortable yet recognizing that that is their problem and not the problem of the breastfeeding mother? I can live with that. I think if we were all a bit more tolerant about the things that make us uncomfortable, the world would be a better place.
Photo credit: Chris Toombes on flickr