Another of the same followed me.
It was 58 minutes after I arrived and in fifty-three years this one would be gone. This arrival was of my likeness but not the same at all. It was before me that the one who was opposite arrived 6 years previous. And it was eight years of time before one of the same, the one that did not like, arrived first. The last time this was to occur, the arrival would be the same as myself minus six. What began as seven during that period of fifteen would become four in sixty one. And so I was born in the middle. The middle of what? I am still trying to answer that question. This much I do know.
It was the time when The land was large and the people were small . It was the time that has been forgotten by most and cherished by even fewer. It was the time when the land was at peace and the people were happy. It was the Time for The Leave of the Beaver and the Time for Making Room for the Father. It was the Time of the Three sons and the Time to say Hi to Howdy. It was the Time when dreams became reality because the man with the Double D’s ruled the planet. It was the Time of Honesty. It was the Time of my birth.
I was the one that was born GAY!
As a child I would hide in one of the closets in the big house on the hill. It is still very easy to remember this and yet so hard to remember the rest. I would hide in the closet for hours and hope that I would never be found. One of the other six always would. This is the only time in my life that I hid in the closet. All my life people have asked me my coming out of the closet story. The only answer I have is I came out when I was found. My mother was the first to define what I was. I remember her telling me that I was different from the other boys. I was special. She told me that my life would be hard and that people would judge me for what I was and I had to find my own happiness in life and not let other people take away my joy. She never used the words homosexual or gay but even at that early age I knew what she was telling me.
Mother-I adored her!