Farewell, Rose

A few months ago, I went to a Str8s meeting in my locality and met several incredibly supportive people as we walk down our path. I’m still not crazy about considering myself the “str8” one in our marriage, but this is the name of the group & so I’ll adjust.

One of the women I met there was significantly older than me and was a spicy, saucy woman who reminded me of a Jewish grandmother from New York City. She had a twinkle in her eye, despite the hardship of her life & marriage, and had wisdom to impart. And she entirely captured my heart when we talked after the meeting and she leaned in to kiss me on the cheek.

I got word yesterday afternoon that Rose passed away.  Our Str8 community will be poorer in her absence, and despite the fact that I only met her once, I will miss her at the next meeting.

Rest in peace, Rose.  May you know that peace now..

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