“What,” I ask my wife, “do you consider your moral imperative?”
“That’s the whole thing?”
“Be as good as I am able in every situation.”
We live in a time where “Don’t be evil,” and “Don’t be a dick,” fail to capture the range of assaults we face. It’s not enough to hold back from the worst behavior. We should be out there shining a goddamned light on the good and the vaginal.
Yesterday I kept thinking about this superhero: Super Queer. Her only superpower is goodness. Goodness is the whole thing.
Have you helped someone today? How have you helped?
It is time to seize our moral imperative.
Stand in solidarity.
Make phone calls.
Be the toddler the world needs. Fucking resist.
Say NO. Shout NO.
Make yourself hard to manage.
Hard to lull.
Hard to herd.
Be filled with love.
Celebrate every achievement.
And raise your goddamned fist. The world needs all of us. This tired world. Watch us shine.