Sunday, January 30, 2011

Startled and Surprised...

I was so startled this weekend to come face to face with my school-age boy crush. After looking closer, I realized it wasn't him...but mostly becuase I don't think this picture is quite old enough. It sure looked like my friend.
You are probably lost. Sorry. I am referring to one of the very first posts I ever did. I wrote about a boy-crush I had when I was in school for a friend. I never told Tommy how I loved to just stare off into his eyes. At 13 that's a hard conversation to have. He had just recently died when I wrote that post, so you can imagine me seeing his picture now and how startled I would be.
When i started this blog, it was to speak about things that made me smile, that lifted my soul. It was to share with you a bit of my life.....the intimate bit; the things that were important to me. I have never given my name, for obvious reasons, but anyone reading this blog probably knows me better than someone who has known me by name and face for years. Well, I say all of that to say that I wanted to share with you my source for this picture and let you look for yourself. Maybe, like me, you will find someone who once took your breath away.


Sammy B said...

Hello Randy
I had a similar experience only a couple of weeks ago, idly perusing a 'photo blog' which I'd never visited before, and which was, I think, Argentinian in origin, when I tripped over a picture in a way that felt almost physical - it was a case of 'that's (the person concerned)!!!'. I still don't know for sure whether the photo was of that person, but I strongly suspect that it was, which begs the question as to how a picture of the person could've got onto that particular site. The almost infinite convolutions of the internet rarely fail to amaze!

Love & best wishes
Sammy B

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful page you found.

randy said...

Hello Anon.
Glad you liked it. Explore. -randy.

randy said...

Hi Sammy;
It's crazy, isn't it. I have actually found one person I knew when I was much younger. Beautiful pics need to be shared, in my view. Thanks for letting me know I wasn't the only one. randy.

Scottie said...

Hello Randy. Before I went to work this morning I wrote a nice note here saying how I felt that you would soon find someone special, to spend the rest of your life with. But then I lost the whole comment. It went something along the lines that you have shared with us, shown us the light in you, that you have hidden so long, it would be a natural and step to let that light shine out in the world so someone else could see you for who you really are, the wonderful man who has so much to offer the right someone. Of course before you find the right someone ., is a lot of fun also. Hugs and loves,

randy said...

Hi Scottie;
It's interesting to me to feel how I've grown inside and become more able to deal with the various issues.... I believe my time will come. I don't know when, but I am feeling more confident that it will. Thank you so much for your shoulder and your light. Hugs and more; randy.

JR said...

Hey Randy, It was about 5 months ago that I found a picture of a guy that was a dead ringer for someone I worked with back in the 80's. Seeing that picture made me stop scrolling in a heart beat. This guy was the most beautiful person I have ever seen and was really nice. Thank you for making me think of him again. :-) Love and hugs, JR

randy said...

My pleasure, JR. Isn't it interesting how some people just have that place in our memories?
hugs; randy.