So this is it. We are leaving today for a week and a half. We were supposed to leave tomorrow at 4am but Serge decided to get a head start so he reserved a hotel next to where we will be taking the bus tomorrow morning. (Tourbus to NYC) Then we stay a night there, in New Jersey actually, and then get on the cruise ship Tuesday. It's this boat. It's mostly a fun in the sun vacation this time, not like in Europe where you had one day to see a huge city. We are just going to some beaches this time and relaxing. Serge is bringing his laptop so I may post once or twice but no promises.
I saw a really good film yesterday called J'ai tué ma mère (I killed my mother) and it was made by a teenager! It won several awards at the Cannes film festival and I could see why - every scene rang true. In fact, it took me back to my adolescence and I identified very strongly with the main character. I kept thinking, "that happened to me too" all the way through. There's a part where the jocks beat up the gay kid because they sense his femininity and of course the gay kid tells no one. That happened to me and I imagine countless others. It's saddening to realize that that shit still goes on today, in every school, in every country, everywhere. And the beat up ones are too ashamed to tattle. I know I was.
Anyway. Still a few last minute packing things to do and maybe a stroll through the botanical gardens (with Mel who's in town visiting) before we head over to the hotel later. I hope y'all have a lovely week. Don't miss me too much now. Ciao.
Have a great trip. Enjoy yourselves. Will look forward to hearing about your adventures.
Quite the juxtaposition you have going on here:
relaxing vacation/getting beat up for being gay.
Luckily I have never physically been abused for being gay, but the mental stuff was pretty shitty.
Anyhoo - have a fun trip! SPF 15 at least, got it?
stay safe and have fun! a cruise is my dream - I can't wait to hear all about it!!
PS: I'm really sorry that happened to you. No one should have to go through stuff like that.
Enjoy your trip. If you happen to be in NY in July, let's meet up!
Have fun and enjoy!
I will miss you at least a little bit. Sounds like a fun excursion though.
My gay boys, especially S, were abused in school. S is more obviously "different," has a harder time passing as straight. He was taunted daily, and sometimes with violence. He quit school; dropped out near the beginning of his senior year. It's tragic, and it happens all. the. time.
smooth sailing, you two!
Have yourselves a fantabulous time! Try not to relax too much. It will make the return dreadful. ;-)
Enjoy every minute! I don't often envy anyone, but at this moment, I really and truly envy your week+ of sun and beaches.
David wanted to go see Star Trek, in keeping with his nothing-challenging-on-vacation philosophy. It was great to get to meet up with you, though. Hope you have a wonderful trip.
Have a safe and fun trip!
Adding my "bon voyage" to the list!
You've gone by now but I hope you have a fantastic time!
Has it been a week yet? *sigh* No, it's only been like a day!
Take your time going but hurry back! :o)
You're leaving Montreal just as I go there. Is it something I said?
In any case, have a good trip!
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