Do you like cowboys? I’ve never had a bronc buster for a boyfriend, so I can’t really comment on their suitability as boyfriend material. And I’m not too crazy about the whole boot-scootin’ scene or the rodeo lingo. But I do find cowboy hats kind of sexy on certain guys, like the two in tonight’s photo posts. Do they wear those things in bed while having sex? I seem to recall Brad Pitt kept his hat on, when he fornicated in with one of the girls in Thelma and Louise. If you have not seen that film, do so. Brad’s rather amazing in it, actually ….
So, it’s been a lackluster day for me. I worked on writing projects, wrote to literary agents, watered houseplants and did a few loads of laundry. Exciting stuff, eh? Whenever I leave town for the weekend, it seems like chores pile up, and then they all have to be done on Monday. Well, they’re done, anyway, and I’m ready for a quiet evening.
“I’m in my junior year of high school. My parents are devout Baptists so they don’t understand what it means to be gay. But I am gay, and I don’t know how to tell them.
“They expect me to go to church, to play football, and to date girls. They already plan for me to attend Furman University, where my dad went. Of course they expect me to get married and have several children. They have my whole life planned out for me. But I’m afraid it’s not going to work out that way, no way.
“My problem is, how do I tell them? And where will I stand with them after I do? It’s like I’m going to shatter this image they have of me, and then we won’t be close any more. I love my parents but I have to be myself. You can understand that, right?”
Yeah, Tyler, I can understand that. It’s hard to know just when to break the news. But generally, I’d say, “The sooner the better.” If your parents truly love you (And I’m sure they do.) they will accept you for who you are, and they’ll understand you must be your own person. It may take a while before everything sinks in, but it will. Good luck.
Okay, everyone, Labor Day weekend has come to an end. Are you home now? Are you sunburned? Did you drink too much beer? It’s okay. Have a nice Monday evening, and get to bed at a decent hour tonight. Work’s waiting tomorrow ….