Thursday, December 24, 2009


Our internet connection went crazy.  Hope the whole post makes it up this time.

I've got a busy evening ahead with two big shows to put on, at 5.30 and 10.30 pm.  It will be glorious and wonderful, maybe even for me.  Honestly, I'll be glad when it's done!  Oh, yeah, then there is another small time show for tomorrow, too.  But that will be for only a few folk.  And intimate production, very easy going.

My children and friends have helped me through this season.

This "being gay" thing can really get me down when I see how difficult it is for so many (like me) to come out, to live their lives, to be free of the shame.  Fearing the rejection of others, loss of job (maybe), etc.  But I want to reach for the joy, the centered-ness, the freedom.  And I shall get there.

There is a lot of darkness around.  Inward, outward.  But tonight we celebrate some light.  The Light.

God so loved . . . . and all that stuff.  And God so loves us all.  Even me.  One candle, one light, Lone Light.  As our eyes adjust, it lights the whole room.  The whole world.  My whole world.  me.

Merry Christmas to all.


Jim said...

Merry Christmas Joe! May you have a wonderful holy day!

Ultra Dave said...

I wish you the best Christmas ever Joe!

Java said...

Hope the events are inspirationally fabulous, even for you.

Merry Christmas, Joe.

David@Montreal said...

& blessedness Joe

May this holy-day be one where our brother bear is truly surprised by joy

Birdie said...

I'm home from our service: not at all intimate but certainly glorious. The Light shone in children's eyes tonight. It shines from you, too, and with it you bring joy to others. Allow for those moments that hold you again in the Light. You are loved.

Anonymous said...

All the best to you, friend.

Larry Ohio said...

"...I see how difficult it is for so many (like me) to come out, to live their lives, to be free of the shame."

There are plenty of other stories that don't involve shame. Try to concentrate on those.

Merry Christmas my friend.

Donald said...

Rest and relaxation be yours this Christmas night.

evilganome said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy all the good things about this season and remember that people out here are pulling for you.

Lemuel said...

I hope that you had a very meaningful celebration of that Light!
...and since for some of us it only *began* on the 25th, I will say "Happy Christmas!"

Neil said...

Even though I'm not looking now, I remember you last Christmas statement: "Incarnation happens in the most shitty places. Like a stable."
Take the light that those who care about you are sharing with you. Share the light that you have with those you care about. Big hugs.

Ur-spo said...

a belated happy holidays to you
and may 2010 be the best year so far.