Some people don’t like being blogged.
I’ve pissed off many people writing this blog . Joe, Clare and Xan are just a few I can remember being outraged by my representation. Perhaps they’re right, perhaps I shouldn’t have written about them so publicly and kept a private journal instead.
Of course I’ve edited certain events so they do not include certain people, intimate encounters, lovers… like during my recent trip to NYC.
I’m probably a lesser man for doing this.
As time marches on and the drama of the present recedes into the past we are just left with the written word. Those who were angry or felt betrayed in the moment for me having shared what I felt or experienced are no lesser friends now than they once were.
In time, when weapons have been laid to rest, or love affairs are truly over those of you who have been mentioned may look back at this blog and remind yourself of a different time, a different space and may think twice if it was indeed a bad idea to have a record of where we once were.
I have kept a journal since I was 19 years old. There are many leather-bound diaries sitting in a box waiting for some imaginary biographer to decipher my illegible hand writing. This is my journal now-for good or bad. It’s no longer the validation I crave. It is simply that I must. Every day I write these words and I know that I am alive. This blog keeps me alive. Sometimes it is all I feel I have. The blog and the Little Dog.
As for closure, you know we are lucky when we get it. Some, like Kristian’s friends are not so lucky. I had a little much-needed relief today from the drama of the past few weeks. I’m cramming the love genie back into the bottle and as the magic vanishes so I am left in my own skin. Acknowledging the knowing looks from those who warned me to avoid him… but so glad I got to taste for just a few moments what I’d been craving for a decade.
Tonight I’m going to a party that has been thrown to celebrate the recently removed testes of a good friend. Some people are having a very hard time right now. It’s best that I think about them than my own miserable self obsession.