Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Last night Mike and I were watching a few minutes of Alexander again.  I'm not sure how many times we've seen it.  But he was pointing out the huge library, that lost library.  I started telling him about how centuries ago, that those books at the library of Alexandria caught fire.  Alexandria was the place to do research in the ancient world.  If I remember it back in Julias Caesar time he set fire to his ships in the Alexandrian harbor to prevent them from falling into enemy hands.  The fire spread to the docks and the naval arsenal, destroying 400,000 of the library's precious scrolls.  To ashes those treasures.  Just shows how perishable written materials can me.  I've always loved history, it's one of my favorite things.  Makes me think about how precious our Bible is that it's survived after all those years.  Pretty amazing.  Something to truly be thankful for.  Tonight was good I came home and Mike took the day off and was being especially sweet to me.  It was nice I liked it.  He cooked me a nice Brunch or healthy breakfast for dinner.  This was a really nice day, talked to my mom today, and got a sweet email from my sister.  I'm not sure what got me thinking about this today, but it's been almost 15 years since I came out to my family.  I think I've written about the story once before, I'll try and find it so I can link this entry to it.  But the thing I was thinking about, was at the time I was living in Valdosta in a little 4 room apartment, it was very small but kind of artsy and I loved it.  After my mom saw it, she said, you should put up some pictures of Marilyn Monroe or Lucille Ball, and I asked her why?  She said isn't that what gay people do.  That was one of the funniest things I think I remember her saying about my lifestyle when I first came out.  My mom and family have been really wonderful and accepting.    I was so very lucky! 


rerequalsme said...

I remember that cute little apartment. I thought it was the cutest place. If my memory serves me correct, I remember a lot of black and white. Derek, you know that we'd love you no matter what you told us about you. Have a great night!

cubbycub said...

Did you tell her it is all about Judy?  !!!!!!

trickeytricky said...

I dont know how I cam about your journal, but I read it anywho... that is what this is all for (j-land) meeting new people right? :)

It is so w o n d e r f u l that you have such an accepting family!!

Take care!

Amanda :)

onemoretina said...

    Hey , Derek.  There is nothing more precious in the world than to know that our family and friends love and accept us.  It allows us to truly be who we are .... and to love who we are.  How wonderful for you ... it sounds like you are surrounded by some really special people.  Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme