Living at the beach is usually fun, really.
Gestures of protection & affection. Don, a structural engineer, told me my complex was safer than my area's hurricane evacuation center~but I'll come get you..Ditto the comments of Manfred & Jack. Is there a reality show in there somewhere? My 3 Ex-Boyfriends. Hey, don't feel guilty about me, just plan around my flaws(cause I'm not going anywhere).
Don was right. The evac center got evacuated, but I wasn't in it.
A mixture of chaos, carnival & mean arts. You continue to be your own worst problem. I provided some assistance to people in the surrounding area who were without food or money, but guess what Mr. Orthodontically Challenged? If you are drunk & pounding on the hood of my Benz, I will not help you. One of my greatest strengths, save for the few times it has been a complicated weakness, is that I have not an iota of fear about my inevitable demise.
I'd rather not be beaten to death by any number of people who resort to violence when they feel excluded from power.
Hatred & fear. Just when I thought I belonged home with a book,I met a young person who'd been displaced by the hurricane~he referred to himself alternately as transgender & genderqueer. In part he said: You don't know what it is like when no one understands, no one ever understands you..but they know they hate you & that they are afraid of you. My grandparents don't want me around my cousins. I'm not a pedophile, I'm just queer.
Well, a few people did understand, just a little. Manfred's dad(who fortuitiously happens to be a retired psychiatrist)offered him his guesthouse & a gay friend who has worked on several AIDS charity events with me said his spare bedroom was unoccupied if he wanted it. The kid was dressed better than all 3 of us... after having been displaced by a hurricane...so there was some envy on our part, but definitely no hatred or fear.
He is so very affectionate, but...I fear we have turned this into a world where he will hang his affections almost anywhere just to have the benefit of a kind touch. It is so easy to trace the softness in him.