While waiting to board my plane back to Bogota from Santa Marta, an inspiring couple was sitting next to me. Two men who weren’t ashamed of their relationship. They were holding each other’s hand and they were kissing from time to time. I couldn’t help but approach them to ask for permission if I can write this experience of mine since this is the first time I’ve seen something like this in my own eyes. I am not the type to take a photo of other people and post it online. I believe in respect and privacy so I asked for their permission but instead, they took my whatsapp and sent me three of their pictures they agreed on to share in public.
I have no idea what other people were thinking while looking at them but for me, I don’t get to see a couple like this very often, in fact this is the first. I had to tell them that I am proud of them for being the couple that they are. They are not afraid to show in public that they are a couple with the same sex. They don’t care about what other people would talk about them. They showed their love for each other despite whatever discrimination this society has.
Fernando is Colombian while Benjamin is French. I only got to talk to them for a few minutes since we had to board the plane but to have met a couple like them is a nice experience for me. They’re such a sweet couple. 🙂
Like I’ve mentioned on my other posts before, traveling made me a totally different person. I became more open-minded and less judgmental. I think that wherever you came from, no matter how big or small your house is (or even if you are homeless), whatever your color is, whatever you look like, whatever degree you have, whatever car you drive or job you have, whether you are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, any of these is not a basis whether you or I is the better person.
We are all humans after all. No one is perfect. Everyone has the rights to make their own choices in life. All people may not agree on the choices we make but the least they can do is to respect. And that goes both ways, whoever you are. 🙂