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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Saturday, March 25, 2006

The Love of a Good Man

Don't freak out just yet people. I'm still a lesbian. But this morning I was introduced to a most wonderful story over at MochaMomma's blog. Forgive me if I sound overly sentimental here.

It is a passionate and tender love story between two of the most unlikely of friends. A Princess and a Pauper. A beautiful young woman and a disheveled old man in overalls. And more than a meeting of minds, it was a union of souls that left an indelible stamp on both of them.

Told by Kelly with such depth and delicacy, her story of Allen touched me with joy and amazement; so much so that I still feel the sting of tears in my eyes. They shared a love of books, a love of ideas, and a love of the possibilities of the human heart.

While she talks of the many ways in which Allen changed her, I wonder if she truly understands that she gave to Allen this final gift: In seeing the beauty beyond the shell, she gave him the gift of knowing that he could leave this world having been loved and celebrated. The gift of sharing all that he was with the children. The gift of sharing himself with a teacher who everyday touches tomorrow.

Go here and scroll to the bottom to begin reading this lovely story.

Kinja, the weblog guide


Blogger Sandra said...

, I never read the sory because I found something pretty funny on her blog - check this out!

12:25 AM PST  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Sandra, if you haven't yet, get on back to Kelly's site and read it. It's well worth it. And your critique (there can be no criticism of this story, imho) is as eloquent as the story itself, Pam!

3:06 PM PST  
Blogger Mocha said...

Awwwwwwwww. I came by yesterday and read this (oh, and the comment about my mom which was freakin' HILARIOUS and made me tear up a bit, too) which I can't wait to share with her. I'll send her here, ok?) and just couldn't comment.

Your lovely words are SO encouraging and truly mean the world to me. It sounds like the book sleeve of my book!

AND it could very easily be said by that guy with the deep voice who does the movie voice-over thing.

Thank you, dear sweet Pam. Thank you. You've brought me much joy in your words.

6:17 PM PST  
Blogger Mocha said...

See? I came back and STILL failed to say something I thought about yesterday: you were SO right in that this was my final gift to my dear friend. I hope to honor his memory further, but even if the book never happens, there are so many others who have been touched by this story that I already feel successful in that.

6:23 PM PST  
Blogger NursePam said...

You are one special lady Kelly.

9:24 PM PST  

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