Morganwood -- I love your stories!
I too have been at the end of my rope, and beyond. I did everything
humanly possible to ask for help and found it wasn't there. There are
no gaurentees. I had all these fantasies about people being available
if I needed them, but that's usually more of a hope than a reality.
After many years of reaching out I had to learn to build a good
life on my own, regardless of who might be around.
It sounds sad. I'm there for people through thick and thin, and
easily face some really intense situations that scare the bejeezus
out of most people. I've seen so much that it's easy for me to be
strong for others. But folks who live on the edge often don't have
so much attention to give, so I stay open to all people, all relationships,
whatever they happen to be. Every person is so different.
Sozobe -- I still love your story about being a child at the beach. :-)
It keeps bouncing into my head and making lots of sense.
I'm just looking for nice stories, of how good relationships
occur to people.
My life is so different that no direct advice or rules can be applied,
but nice stories inspire and give ideas!
Cav -- If I'm in a really intense mood, you and Mrs. Cav may have
to slap me upside the head and buy me a beer. Anything is possible! :-)
But I still encourage everyone(!) to play music with a small group
of people, anywhere, anyhow. There are some really cool symbols
that come from each person having a voice, and being part of something
so tight, together, soulfull, and beautiful. Teamwork! Community!
The ick factor -- Is the original post on this thread icky?
Please tell! What are people's reactions?
I honestly don't know unless people say. I've met so many different
kinds of people, that I can understand most any perspective on it.
There's a hundred ways of looking and reacting to it!
I went to the sex clubs out of curiosity, just to know my dates better
and to know what the clubs are like! Most people are eager to judge them
without actually seeing what there is (or why!!). If my buddies at work
weren't available for a wild time, why not go with a couple women?
Society allows women to do so much more than men (in manner, dress,
lifestyle, behavior, encouragement, and social support) that their
presence actually opened quite a few doors.
There is a whole sub-culture that really gets into these shows, but
to me it was like watching a commercial on TV -- how shallow
and contrived, neither icky nor provocative, just silly and plastic.
My dates seemed to love it though, giggling and "omigosh" all night!
Cav is so direct and frank -- How do others react to the story?