Monday, October 08, 2012

Who Was That Masked Man?



Handsome Man at Equality March Washington D.C. October 11, 2009

Have you ever seen a stranger out in public that you were immediately attracted to?  Of course you have!
We all have our ideal fantasy man (or woman).  Some of are lucky enough to actually meet that person and form a relationship or an affair.  I had that happen once in my life but that experience is a subject for another blog posting.  What I'm going to post about now is what happened on October 11th, 2009 when I marched in the Gay Equality March in Washington D.C.
A friend and I took a chartered bus from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to attend and march in the 30th anniversary of the Gay Equality March in Washington, D.C.  I had attended the first gay equality march in 1979, thus I looked forward to this trip with great anticipation.
The weather was perfect for our two hour bus ride to Washington.  This march was a lot different from the first gay equality march I attended in 1979.  On that march my stomach was full of butterflies.  Back in the homophobia dark ages of 1979, gays marching was a dangerous event.  Our march was lined by D. C. police on motorcycles, to protect us from the many homophobes who lined our route.  The march was solemn.  
The march in 2009 was the total opposite.  There was an air of festivity in the air.  Gone were the D.C. motorcycle cops lining our route to protect the marchers from potential violence  This time all joined in our march. In fact, I think about half the march were straights who supported our march.
During the march I was a swivel head as I usually am out in public.  As I was marching my eyes caught sight of a sign that said "They risk their life in the millitary (sp) anyway. Why should they have to hide? Gay Rights." I liked the sign, even more I liked WHO WAS HOLDING THE SIGN!
Man oh man!  There HE was! MY TYPE!  WOW!  I rushed up to him to take a photo of his sign.  I wanted to talk to him but I didn't want to lose my place with my friend in the parade.  I quickly took my photo and returned to join my friend in the parade.  I immediately regretted my decision not to talk to THAT MAN.  I LIKED HIM!  He looked like he wanted to talk too.  WHAT DID I DO?  I missed my BIG CHANCE!
So here is my question:  DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO THIS MAN IS?  
Me (with my beads) in front of the White House October 11, 2009

8 comments:

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    1. Dr. Spo,

      I always look better when I smile. Unfortunately, too often when I ask someone to take my picture, they don't want to which was the case with my "friend" Bob C. who went on the march with me. Bill doesn't like taking my picture either. However, Mark of "Our Simple Lives" LOVES taking pictures of anybody. You'll notice that the few he has taken of me I always have a BIG SMILE. I feel guilty asking lazy people to take pictures of me but sometimes I have no choice.

      Ron

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  2. I wish I knew who he was so you could get together and finally talk! I hope you eventually run into him again.

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    1. Nadege

      I'm going to publish a cropped picture of him in my next blog post. I don't know what I was thinking when I stepped out of the march to take this picture and didn't take a MINUTE to introduce myself. I'm losing my touch. I didn't even notice him until I felt his eyes looking at me. We locked eyes. That's when I stepped out of line to take this picture of him. I felt an immediate connection with him. I think he was disappointed that I didn't say ANYTHING to him. Maybe someone will recognize his picture from my blog. I know it's a chance in a million but worth the try. I would love to meet him!

      Ron

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    2. Nadege,

      You make a good point. Maybe it's better that I don't find my Mystery Man. Maybe there was a reason why I didn't ask him his name and phone number (e-mail). If I did I think there would have been a problem. He is definitely the type I would "run away from home" for. I've met a couple in during my 48 year tenure with Bill. He's met one. We're still together though after all these years, bruised but together.

      Ron

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  3. To be truthful, at first I actually thought you were taking us for a ride and it was really......YOU!
    Hope you solve the mystery, Ron. Do tell us if you do.

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    1. Ray,

      I think he was my soulmate. I hope to find him!

      Ron

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  4. Maybe you shouldn't try to find him and "leave it to that". You might get smitten and your whole life
    might change. But then again, your whole life could change for the best. I just don't know how Bill
    would feel?????

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