exsactly! you nailed it! our past is often our present. how is that to be dealt with?
The post I wrote yesterday might have given the wrong impression. Some readers may well have thought I was in bits from those particular memories. Thankfully that’s not the case. I don’t want to make light of it, but neither can I give the bullies the same power today to wreak havoc on my life.
Those experiences are a very long time ago and I see those idiotic bullies for what they were. I am able to laugh off the ignorant narrow-minded insults, but maybe not how they made me feel.
Gay’s adopted many of those words for our own amusement, “Queer” “poof” “Shirt lifter”. For me, they mock the ignorance of the homophobic prats who used them rather than hold insult towards anyone who’s gay.
The bullies didn’t break me. I suppressed the emotions and always held my head high, standing up for Gay rights at a time when it was…
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