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Author Topic: Straight realities too  (Read 894 times)

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Offline wolfter

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Straight realities too
« on: September 27, 2013, 01:05:42 AM »
As I was over at my new place doing yet more major cleaning, the neighbor walked over.  I've known and interacted with him most of my life.  His dad originally owned this entire block.

Of course, we got to talking about old times.  We discussed all the people we know who have died.  We had a fantastic conversation.  I kinda left all my straight friends curbside when I decided to be honest.  I didn't realize many of them truly cared enough to not care.

Bernie made such a poignant comment that I have never considered before.  AIDS affected those who weren't gay.  I had never thought about that.  We all lost the same friends, suffered shared heartaches and tried to fathom it all.

So many of our group of friends spiraled into drug abuse, and just never seemed to recover.  We saw many of them die way too young also. 
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Straight realities too
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 06:38:46 PM »
wowo   that  brought  out a  bunch  of  realities....  I  have  had  more  friends/relatives  die  from  "other"  causes  than  HIV  ,  everything from  alcohol, cancer,dementia, and  car accidents..  youngest was   17yrs.. oldest  was 99 (mom)....still have  one HIV survivor over  20 yrs  he is 61.... and seems  very  healthy.....
firends/relatives  32     HIV  guys 6

Nick

this  just  refers  to the  time  since I  was DX
remember the good times...honor the past but don't live there
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Offline Theyer

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Re: Straight realities too
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 05:03:53 AM »
I guess that's what happens when lines are drawn and groups made. All the illness trauma with friends and family at the moment is non - HIV , this house is creating poignant moments for you Wolfie . There is no way even if I wanted to move back to my home village, the cheapest property is $500000 at least , two off the houses have heliports.
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

 


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