Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Olympians


This last weekend was my niece’s graduation from high school. Saturday night was the big graduation party at my sister’s house. The house, festooned in black and orange looked like a tasteful Halloween party. It took me awhile to calculate that the “fighting Olympians” have the black and orange as their signature colors.

My niece is an out going and fun/smart girl. She lettered in Theater, just like her uncle. This means that after four years of being a theater nerd, she is friends with every gay black and orange covered Olympian.  All of which were bouncing around the big graduation party.

I find this amazing. The fact that my niece has a circle of gay best friends, yet more importantly that they are all out of the closet and living honest lives. It appeared to be just no big deal, a normal group of kids. I immediately called my Ex/Best Friend to relay the scene. Both Dalton and I had struggled greatly through our high school years. Closeted and repressed as we found our only refuge in the Theater Club during our high school years.  I relayed the extraordinary idea that guys now come out of the closet in their freshman year and are considered “cool.”

What is cool is the fact that kids are having a completely different childhood to my generation. Their teenage years are filled with dating, having fun, and just being normal. They are now getting teased for average stuff like having dorky sneakers or for wearing glasses, not for who they are down to their very soul.  

8 comments:

Wonder Man said...

The kids will change everything in the future

Erik Rubright said...

Sometimes there is a glimmer of hope for the future...

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Blobby said...

I love this.

Daemon Ἴκαρος~ Δαμων said...

This made me smile, all the way to the bottom of my feet!

daemon

Pac said...

I can only imagine what that would have been like... I would have been the kid begging my bff to introduce me to her hot uncle.

Homer said...

I wish I had had that experience instead of being scared that everyone would hate me.

Anonymous said...

Thank Honey! I appreciate the kind words about our daughter. We did our best to raise her to respect herself and others. Love you!