Say Goodnight, Gracie! BYE BYE RJ

  • MuscleComeBac...

    Posts: 2376

    Jul 22, 2010 6:07 AM GMT
    I'm not going to be reading a single response to this, as I'll be offline.

    I've met a guy. This break is to let me put my attention on someone with whom I feel a growing connection. And I'm FILLED with hope. Mind you, I'm a bit like that line in John Cleese's "Clockwise" - I can manage the despair. It's the hope that bothers me. But that's who I am, so go figure. Slowly, carefully, seeing how this might grow. *sigh*

    Out of deference to his choice to take his profile down, "so you have my undivided attention", in turn so have I, although he never hinted or inferred that I should or would. It feels appropriate. It feels right to do.

    I've let pals know how to stay in touch, because that matters to me a great deal. So please, guys, do email. Please. (Rockbiter - I'll email you my pushup totals if you'll email me back. Can't let that go unattended to!)

    To everyone here - hear me and know this: RJ is a very real community of men, and it has given me a precious gift for which I am ETERNALLY grateful. Human connection is possible for all of us, if we make the effort to be present for one another, with grace, and kindness, humor and counsel, cajoling or confiding or chastising with affection.

    Be kind to one another. Please. Choose care over cruelty, and have at least a little hope for each other. Please.

    May all good things come to you.

    Lift. Eat. Love. Sleep. Dream. Wake. REPEAT.

    with love,
    r.
    "MuscleComeBack"
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    Jul 22, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    *Doug and Bill wave from the pier as the ship pulls out, more than a little awestruck*

    xoxoxo -us
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    Jul 22, 2010 11:42 AM GMT
    Adieu, mon ami!icon_sad.gif
  • Midas426

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    Jul 22, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    Awww...I miss him already...seemed like a good guy...icon_sad.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 22, 2010 1:14 PM GMT
    "We hardly knew you" was the thought that first came to my mind.

    Hopefully he will decide to return at some point. Always appreciate good guys here.
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    Jul 22, 2010 2:12 PM GMT


    And so my Hot list shrinks yet again.
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    Jul 22, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    I guess we hadn't had a goodbye thread in a while.