So I told you I joined a chorus here in Cleveland, right? It's a feminist chorus. One of the songs is a very sweet waltz about two girls, Stephanie and Marie, who were granted the right to attend their high school prom together as a couple, per court order. Two of about 18 songs in the repertoire are gay themed.
Riley is so very musical. She knows all the songs by heart after hearing them twice on CD, and she wanted to come with me to rehearsal today. She sat by my side, singing her little heart out for two full hours. It was awesome. There are few things in life I love as much as singing with Riley.
Anyway, during the above mentioned song, there is a lyric:
And they walk through that door,
just as proud as can be,
Steph in a gown and the tux on Marie,
and they each wear an orchid
and they know they'll both lead.....
Riley leaned over and whispered, "Why is the tux on Marie?"
I whispered back, "Because sometimes in couples with two girls, on fancy occasions, one wears a gown and the other chooses to wear a tux. Not all girls feel comfortable in dresses."
Riley matter of factly said, "Oh," and proceeded to sing.