Monday, April 22, 2013
I've only blogged once or twice a month since December. Why do I feel guilty about this sometimes? There's more of my life in last summer's blogs than any friend or family member realizes. I took a big risk in being so public so quickly with what I share here on SparkPeople - but that's how I roll.... My blogs are so important to me because it is here in your comments, support and friendship that I have how I learned to love, care for and accept myself for the first time in three decades.
My dear friend "Goldy" - called me early last week to tell me he found the cologne that he introduced me to in college... and that he was mailing me a large bottle because he knew how much I enjoyed it too. It arrived last Friday and I have worn it every day since... Just starting these last few days with a "shpritz" on the back of my neck and wrists - reminds me of just how much of an impact he's had on my life.
You see, Goldy knew and accepted my being gay a decade before I came out to anyone. My knowing he was straight didn't stop me from falling in love with him back then. Some 30 years later, I still feel such freedom, peace, joy and laughter when we speak or get together. Maybe that's why my heart still skips a beat when I see his smile. If you have someone like Goldy in your life - you know what this feels like...
Be beautiful, loved and blessed in each day of God's gift of "today." Your friend- "Sprink"