My apologies to Michael D'Agostino of A Life Examined, who organizes the excellent "Question" blog hop. I shan't answer the Question of the Month in this post. Last week, my thermostat didn't work because a wire wasn't connected. Lovely Dean, the heating and AC man, set it straight. Today, my furnace doth leak. I know not why. I would surely love to shoot it, but I have that puny problem with believing in gun control and refusing to have weapons in my house.
Michael and other answerers: I hope to respond to the question in a day or two. Whether you see me depends on the health of the furnace, and how much editing I've completed.
In spite of my little drip of trouble, I issue a special invitation to you. Please visit When A Lion Sleeps, Let It Sleep, where my blog child Rachel shares her shining, youthful wisdom with the world.
Currently, Rachel's blog features her interview with a young lady who is transgender. I appreciate this opportunity to learn more about something we didn't even know existed when I was young. Here's a little information about Megan:
Megan is a young Transgender woman with a beautiful, loving wife and a family she loves beyond words. She is an advocate, trying to promote positivity and understanding, in order to help others find the same happiness and acceptance.
Megan knew when she was a young child that something was different. Growing up in a very conservative home, she still vividly remembers the negative conversations about the LGBTQ+ community, which convinced her that something must be wrong with her. She tried desperately to "fix" herself, but could never get rid of the knowledge that she was in the wrong body. It wasn't until several years after Megan married her wife that she finally learned to accept who she was and began to love herself for it. This understanding led to the discovery that she could help others do the same and maybe even prevent the hate involved in the first place.
The Trevor Project specializes in assisting people who are struggling with sexuality and has open hotlines to help people 24/7. Their phone number is 866-488-7386.
Megan's website is FinallyMegan.com, and she can be reached at Megan@FinallyMegan.com or Twitter.com/StormsMayCome.
I urge you to look in on Rachel and Megan today, with an open mind and an open heart.
Infinities of love,
Sing us out, please, John.
You were right, John. You weren't the only dreamer.