Although modern day “Naptown” is very different from Indianapolis in 1972, it's still in the Bible Belt and gay teens face challenges even today. Let me explain what I faced that led me deeply into the closet. (Revised June 18, 2010)
In 2006 my family went to California for a vacation. We had a lot of fun, and I got to see a lot of family, many of whom I hadn't seen since 1999. During the course of this visit, I made a lot of observations and relived a lot of memories, good and bad.
Short excerpts of thoughts on my life. I'm not sure what this will become or what I will talk about. It feels more like an organized and focused journal than an actual story. I feel these thoughts are worth sharing, though.
The letter archives comprise of collections of essays and letters written by: lovers, friends, brothers, sisters, acquaintances, and alike, which span across: generations, religion, culture, region, color, age, and of time. At a point in our existence, one must question oneself as to what makes the human condition. And these are but a sample of the processes of what people have in their lives.
"I will take care of you when you are old," my patient told me more than a quarter of a century ago. I paid no heed as the relationship was professional and my mind had no room for more than my wife and children.Time went by, my wife died, the children grew...and Luis is taking care of me.This is our story.