Sunday, June 28, 2015
Here we go, another summer has arrived in its full glory.
This year I will be spending this summer without my friends Ed and Wayne ("The Cajun"). While I will miss them I have still have friends who I can and will enjoy this summer with.
Of course first and foremost is my Bill. Bill, the man who rescued me from the path I was headed down of indolence and waste fifty-one years ago next Friday.
My two good friends who I used to hang with, Ron Hampton and Ed Cage, went down that path and (of course) are gone now. Both from the ravages of their lives of indolence and waste. Bill saved me from taking that journey with them.
Bill, the man who saw the promise in me. That I was more than just a one-night trick (which I wasn't by the way). The man who believed in me and gave me a life. Damn, I sound like I'm accepting an Academy Award.
Well, anyway. I wanted to shoot off a short post this sunny, Sunday morning to tell the world that I am one happy and very lucky man to be where I am today. As I have said many times in past postings, every day I get up these days is a bonus. It's all "gravy" folks.
Just look at where I am. I live in a wonderful home in a wonderful part of the country and I have a good job with folks who I like and they like me (I think most of them do anyway).
I have other good friends like longtime friend Larry M. (sixty years) and a more recent friend like Pat F. (two years who, as you know I reference quite frequently in my posts).
I also have many good blog friends, some of whom I have been fortunate enough to meet in person (that would be you Tony, Nadege, Jay, David, Mark, Helen, Randy and of course Dr. Spo). There are others who I only know from afar (Jon, Walt, and Ray) who I would love to meet someday.
This summer starts out with the wonderful news that marriage is now possible for every gay man and woman across this country.
Freedom! Equality! Respect!
And this summer starts out with me being able to walk again after a calamitous fall on the ice I had last February which put me out of commission (and totally dependent on others) for three full months. To say I appreciate life now would be an understatement.
So here we go with another glorious summer season. Who knows, this may be my last but even if it is, I'm ready to live every day like it is my last day on earth.
Isn't life strange though? When we're young the days can't seem to pass by fast enough. Now that we're older, the days fly by.
Summertime, here I come!