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This past week has been one of those that you don’t know whether you want to forget it or not… in the end though, it is a new week and I have ended my day sitting at my desk and listening to Cat Stevens… one of the few activities that can calm me down. The rythmic predictability of music… it soothes me. Odd as some of the music I listen to would hardly be called soothing, but I guess to each his or her own.

My mind has wandered through a myriad of things. With my divorce finally over it has allowed a little space to feel an individual if one undefined. A foil to bend and mash… lost here in the land of Zion. A beautiful place… it’s hard to not like the mormons as they are beautiful people some of them. Some times it is hard to concentrate. My Utah friends would be laughing at that as they all warned me.

It is hard to give up hate and forgive. Some things in my life I have never been able to forgive. I am old. I need to discard this shell and embrace the future even if that means I do it broke, naked and cold standing in the rain. I am just going to go with the flow and let the tide take me back out to sea, float in the surf and the turbulent waters for awhile, breathe the air and wait to drown. Watch as the sun shines on me and the clouds pass by for I don’t have a care anymore. I have let go of all that was me and am no longer here.

I miss my daughter… that is it. Everything else is trivial. Except for letting go of this hatred. Saying good bye to it all…

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Another Monday and I am at work, designing book covers… a task I actually enjoy. I was lucky in my move to Salt Lake that I ended up finding a good job with a cool boss. As a friend said “It’s amazing you aren’t working for a Mormon…” But then, some how I don’t think a Mormon would hire me. Tie me to the stake maybe, but definitely not give me a job.

I had a chance to be a part of a protest last week. The gay rights community was protesting statements that the Mormon church had made about gays. Understandably it is an issue around here being the center of the universe for all things Mormon. A number of years ago the Mormons built a high wall to keep all of the “unworthy” from committing suicide on the front steps to the Temple. Apparently there was a high number of young men doing so as they had been outted as gay and Mormon and ultimately shunned by the Mormon society, family and friends.

Who would ever think that sex would be such a big deal?

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