welcome to the next chapter...

once a long time ago, i read on a blog, "i am a lesbian but thats not all i am". i was then just teetering on the edge coming out as a lesbian. back then, although i understood what she was saying, i was completely drowning in that one dimension of my identity. i knew then i was more than also but such turmoil tends to shrink your field of vision. it is scary and exciting and anticipatory and it is exhausting.

i am almost 5 years out now. some things look differently in my life. some things are the same. but i revel in the knowledge that i am a lesbian and in the knowledge that i really am more than just... my field of vision has grown to include the wide open spaces of life's endless possibilies.

for those of you who know me, you will be able to find the familiar places of my old writings which i will have on the sidebar. for those who stumble upon me and find yourself confused by fragmented references or are struggling to come out later in life, you will find the Closer to Fine link most helpful. I recommend reading it from the beginning, it makes more sense.

one more thing, blame my lack of capital letters on e.e. cummings...

Friday, June 3, 2011

my dad strikes my funny bone....

recent email:

Good Morning Dear,
   I  got your message. I was out late working on building sets for the Outlaw Trail Theater play “Wizard of Oz”. They put me in charge of designing & building a Platform 5 feet high with stairs and a trap door with counterbalance  allowing the Wicked witch to descend appearing to melt. I hope I don’t kill her in front of all those people. I should be more careful what I ask for. But really I am flattered by the faith they have in me. See you…….Dad