Wednesday, July 09, 2008


I saw quite a lovely and unexpected sight this afternoon.

A friend and I went to Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City today to see a movie. Afterwards we window-shopped a bit and then sat on a bench just to talk. It was a gorgeous day (although pretty hot which is why we found a bench in the shade). As we were talking, my friend, who is well aware that I am gay, pointed and said enthusiastically, "Hey, look at that!"

As I looked in the direction he was pointing in, I saw a young gay couple walking away from us holding hands. It warmed my heart to see them openly expressing their love for one another and warmed my heart even further that no one around them thought it was the least bit odd for them to be doing so.

I am not to the point yet where I would be comfortable holding Jonah's hand in a very public place. I admire the couple I saw today for not feeling self-conscious about it at all.

So to the anonymous gay couple at Gateway today, kudos to you guys for being brave enough to show your love and for being an example to me. I applaud you! You made my day.