GOD'S WAITING ROOM
Posted by RJ on Sunday, May 22, 2011
Greetings, dear readers! I've been given the opportunity to write this blog from God's waiting room, adjacent to God's front door. After a certain age, the gay community at large puts everyone in this holding room. The people are too old to seriously think about talking to, much less dating. Undertakers approach them with business cards and suggest they keep one in their wallets-- just in case. A look in the bathroom mirror for the gay elder reveals that all the parts are still there, but those parts have all headed south. It includes, ears, breasts, tummy.... need I make it more graphic?
I am RJ, a gay geezer who has probably faced many situations which some of our younger readers have only dreamed about. Given the privilege that must come with increasing years, I list the following talking points which will be included in future blogs. Feel free to respond to anything I write, and to suggest topics about the old gay people you experience in your own lives. Also, please feel free to ask some of your heartfelt family/coming out/relationship problems which need to be addressed outside your immediate circle of "baby faggots." Remember that RJ is here to enlighten you, to help you, to give you friendship and love-- all at a comfortable distance.
Life experience RJ will be using for this blog:
- Coming out from the parents' viewpoint. I heard trheir side hundreds of times.
- Staying in a long term relationship which became toxic.
- Spiritual but not religious. Whatever does that mean?
- Safer Sex and HIV
- When the gay kid becomes Mom and Dad's caretaker.
- Stereotypes which don't fit 3% of the time.
- Dealing with the Catholic Church and staying.
- Falling in love with a married dude.
- Those phone sex lines.
- Why I played with GI Joe.
- Gay or grumpy???
- Meeting Richard Simmons by surprise.
- You ain't rich, you have a lousy pension, you have no partner.... but it's the Golden Years, dude.
- Everything hurts; and what doesn't hurt doesn't work.
Read, respond, be open, be honest.
Each of us needs all of us!