Last night I stayed up way too late. I wanted to see the meteor shower but it was not supposed to ready it's peak until early morning. I knew if I went to sleep there was no way I was going to get up at 4:30 to see it. I went outside several times in my backyard. I had set up chairs so I could put my feet up and look directly at the Orion. While the stars were beautiful, I didn't see any meteors. I might have seen 2 fait ones, but it's also possible it was just my eyes playing tricks. It was pretty cold and probably should have been more bundled up. I was also getting tired and I did not want to fall asleep outside in the backyard. I was afraid I'd freeze to death. I ended up going to bed around 4:00. As I was staring at the stars, you can guess where my mind was. To my love, who was warmly snug in his bed at home. His long work week had caught up with him and he fell asleep early last night. I kept thinking how much he would have liked being outside with me. (On the other hand, maybe not. He is not very tolerant of the cold.)
Over the past two weeks, I have spoken to several friends who are familiar with the situation between T and me. They were supportive when we broke up and said it was probably for the best. When I told them we got back together, neither of them were surprised. Both said they knew they it was going to happen, and that they were glad to see us together. I had no idea I was that predictable.
I am gay man in his 40's who was married for 18 years to a straight woman, who is still my very best friend. We have 4 children together. She is now remarried and we still want to be supportive of each other and make a stable family for our kids.
Cast of Characters
Jim: That's me
K: The wonderful woman I married in 1993. We divorced in November 2011, and she is still my best friend.
T: My ex-boyfriend. We were together from 2008 to 2013. He is still an important person in my life.
AJ: K's new husband. They got married December 2011.
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