|Sept. 25 - Thoughts of Autumn & Reunions
||[Sep. 25th, 2007|10:35 am]
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Today is a bright and sunny autumn day where I live. The color of the leaves are starting to change and will be in their peak in three weeks. There was 4 gay men's retreat in the U.S. states surrounding my living area this summer but unfortunately due to schedule conflicts with work and family, I was unable to attend any of them this summer. I always look forward to the Autumn season here in the U.S. The crisp autumn air, the ever changing weather, and of course, the anticipation of the coming snow. |
I recently had a family reunion cookout with a couple of my sisters. I’m a brother to 6 sisters. One full-blood sister (the youngest sister) and 5 half-blood sisters (the older sisters). We all have the same mother. It felt great and overwhelming at the same time to be there at the reunion. My youngest sister (who I grew up with) was there as well. But my other two sisters (who are older than I am) were there with their spouses and one sister brought a couple of her grown kids I have never met until the reunion. Ours has been a dysfunctional family with a lot of divorce and re-marriage in the family for the past three generations. But in this time of internet and e-mail, we all finally decide to get together to get to know each other.