Because June triggers off Pride month in many places, I’m feeling sentimental and huggy towards my friends today. I even dedicated my spiritual blog entry, Love like Jesus in Got Grace, yet?, to my friends who identify as L, G, B, and/or T.
My upcoming book, Life in the ‘Cosm, is a complete work of fantasy fiction, with a stark silliness to it, but therein lies some truths as well. Like the protagonist, I’m straight, but my circle of friends has people from all walks of life, made in different ways, who are invaluable to me. Lifesavers, really, because they made me feel loved and welcomed at a time when I felt alone and rejected.
Only after I was quite into my first draft did I realize that this book is sort of a love note to those friends. My gratitude and appreciation for their kindness and kinship just poured out of my subconscious. They have been my wise owls, my partners in ludicrous behaviour, spiritual guides, virtual siblings and cousins, and fellow cupcake eaters. I cannot even imagine them not being in my life.
Several of them will also be my beta-readers. If they give me a good review, I’ll still love them. If not, they are all dead to me.
Look, I never said my love was unconditional.
Yes, I am kidding.
Thanks to all of you. You know who you are. Pride month means something to me, too, because I’m right proud to know all of you. ❤
Cait Gordon has been a senior technical writer in high tech and government organizations. She is currently a Web Developer consultant for Dynamic Canvas Inc., and assistant to the Executive Director at H’Art of Ottawa. She also enjoys her crafting business, Cait Cards.