I feel I am the dialog, but the picture isn't me...I wish it was
I just liked the picture, and thought the model looked contemplative. I'm sure quite a few people who frequent this blog would love to look like that.
i think all of we cds feel that way
Realistically, I think that everyone feels this way at some point in their lives. Even the most confident among us has moments of doubt, of fear. Even "normal" people have something hidden in their closet. It's not limited to gender, sexual orientation, or, well, anything else. it's a human thing.
This hit close to home, especially since I am having one of those moments right now and I just wish that maybe I will finally say something real for once...
Part of me is proud that my work resonates with you all. But another part of me is sad that the situation I described is anything but fiction. I know it's far more complicated than celebrities make it out to be. They tell us, "Be yourself," but they never touch on how to live with the aftermath. Broken friendships and shattered families are the tip of the iceberg. Sure, in a perfect world, we would all be accepted for who we are. But that's not the real world.