Every time I go into that neighborhood, a piece of my soul dies. You see, my parents are more than disappointed that I'm not living in a place like that. Driving past each house, I wonder if these people are happy really.
"Goddamnit LO," I say, "I can't wait to get out of here and move to San Francisco." "Mom," LO replies as she looks out the window at the houses, "this place is so boring. I see myself in a city, don't you?""...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
May the world continue to be such an interesting and unpredictable place.
Or just none where it is very important you find some right now?
Now that my children are teens, most of the kids at their respective schools see the parades as little more than good fun. A few still see it as a political statement. One of my daughter's friends was pissed off at her father for scheduling her graduation party on the same day so she couldn't attend. I can't imagine a straight kid being upset about that twentty years ago.
Being on the periphery of the lesbian community when I was a teen was interesting. I once met a lady that might have sent an email like the one ni forwarded to you. My mom took me to a gay bar to watch her lover's band play. A older woman (from the perspective of a 14/15 year boy) came up to me, gave me a piece of paper with her name and phone number on it and said that if I ever wanted help getting out of that lifestyle that she could find me help. It took me quite some time to figure out what was going on. (Which may have had something to do with me being stoned off of second hand marijuana smoke.) My mom's lover remarked that the woman was very brave to put herself into that sort of situation. I didn't get what sort of situation she was going on about.
Completely changing the topic, the tone in this diary reminds me of the tone in a diary before ana `came out' on k5. I can't remember the title or even the approximate date. The narrative presented a halfalogue of ana on the phone, transposing her thoughts against her statements. At the end was the question, 'what am i?'
That bit of writing has haunted me all these years. It's pretty powerful stuff.
"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin
Not your way, but I can see your path from here.