"How to love your depressed lover.
Last night I thought I kissed the loneliness from out your belly button. I thought I did, but later you sat up, all bones and restless hands, and told me there is a knot in your body that I cannot undo. I never know what to say to these things. “It’s okay.” “Come back to bed.” “Please don’t go away again.” Sometimes you are gone for days at a time and it is all I can do not to call the police, file a missing person’s report, even though you are right there, still sleeping next to me in bed. But your eyes are like an empty house in winter: lights left on to scare away intruders. Except in this case I am the intruder and you are already locked up so tight that no one could possibly jimmy their way in. Last night I thought I gave you a reason not to be so sad when I held your body like a high note and we both trembled from the effort.
Some people, though, are sad against all reason, all sensibility, all love. I know better now. I know what to say to the things you admit to me in the dark, all bones and restless hands. “It’s okay.” “You can stay in bed.” “Please come back to me again."
When One Gay Prime Minister Isn’t Enough… Why Not Get TWO?
Gay Star News are reporting that Luxembourg, a small European nation with a population of just over 500,000, has sworn in an openly gay Prime Minister AND an openly gay deputy Prime Minister.
Democratic Party leader Xavier Bettel will take office as PM, while leader of the Socialist Party Etienne Scheider will be his deputy. Bettel has promised that same-sex marriage will be legal in the country ‘in the next year’ and that the Luxembourgish government will look to reform teachings in schools to be based upon ethics, rather than religion.
The country is third in the world to elect an openly gay leader, after Iceland and Belgium, but is the first to swear in two.
Teaching based on ethics instead of religion? Love it.
#office holiday party
Just returned from the office holiday party. Let’s just talk about that open bar for 4 hours and the option of artichoke dip with bread, or ravioli in the same cream sauce….
I chose the alcohol.
"But once in a while, the pain will come back. Like needles. Like glass splinters."
Well, you know what it’s like when you first sleep with someone you don’t know—you like, become this blank canvas, and it gives you an opportunity to project onto that canvas who you want to be. And that’s what’s interesting, because everybody does it… and what happens is, while you’re projecting who you want to be, this gap opens up between who you want to be and who you really are. And in that gap, it shows you what’s stopping you from becoming who you want to be.
Weekend (2011), written and directed by Andrew Haigh
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."