on a new york train...

  • styrgan

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    Apr 19, 2009 9:33 AM GMT
    I just want to share something amazing that happened to me tonight. Some of the topics on here are so negative and that so much of us spend our time on this site complaining, and sometimes I wish people would share more of their uplifting experiences.

    So here goes...

    I went to a bar with a group of friends tonight, and my laid-back night out quickly became drama central after running into my ex and a friend who I had a falling out with recently. I left for my five block walk to the subway on an otherwise beautiful night - annoyed and even kind of disheartened. I felt like I was one of the guys I spar with on here - complaining about how gay guys are selfish and dishonest pricks who are incapable of love or friendship.

    As I got on my train, I looked to my right and saw a gay couple in the corner. I didn't pay them much mind since I was still in my own world. But I quickly realized that they weren't speaking - they were signing (ASL). And in their eyes, in their faces, I could read the deepest feelings of love and happiness as if they had somehow managed to find a way to overcome every obstacle to self-expression that had been given to them. And not only overcome - but expressed in a way that was so vivid and so powerful that everyone in the car noticed.

    Instantly, I realized just how much of an arrogant prick I was being and how quintessential our connection to others is and how powerful the supreme human emotion can be.
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    Apr 19, 2009 9:49 AM GMT
    you could have written this on ya blog ya know icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 19, 2009 10:06 AM GMT
    Thank you for the post; much appreciable.
  • DCEric

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    Apr 19, 2009 1:49 PM GMT
    Please B-U-T

    /Anyone who knows ASL just chuckled.
    //Thanks for the post.
  • styrgan

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    Apr 19, 2009 2:35 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidyou could have written this on ya blog ya know icon_razz.gif


    I did... You just don't have my blog, tank...

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    And no comments on brevity from the guy who's topic yesterday needed TWO outrageously long opening posts...
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    Apr 19, 2009 2:38 PM GMT
    styrgan said
    lilTanker saidyou could have written this on ya blog ya know icon_razz.gif


    I did... You just don't have my blog, tank...

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    And no comments on brevity from the guy who's topic yesterday needed TWO outrageously long opening posts...


    (looks away, and tries not to chuckle)
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    Apr 19, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    Thank you for sharing a lovely moment you experienced. I've known gay couples myself, who communicate in ASL because one or both of them is hearing impaired. And you are correct, it is very much about eye contact, and body language, and facial expression.
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    Apr 19, 2009 3:19 PM GMT
    A lesson from you tube on perspective .. sometimes you just need to consider things from another point of view!

  • styrgan

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    Apr 19, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    styrgan said
    lilTanker saidyou could have written this on ya blog ya know icon_razz.gif


    I did... You just don't have my blog, tank...

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    And no comments on brevity from the guy who's topic yesterday needed TWO outrageously long opening posts...


    (looks away, and tries not to chuckle)


    I try!!!!!
  • Hunter9

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    Apr 19, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
    styrgan saidI And not only overcome - but expressed in a way that was so vivid and so powerful that everyone in the car noticed.
    .


    maybe it wasnt the love that everybody was noticing, but the the fact there was a gay couple signing to each other... probably not something you see everyday on the subways
  • styrgan

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    Apr 19, 2009 4:16 PM GMT
    Hunter9 said
    styrgan saidI And not only overcome - but expressed in a way that was so vivid and so powerful that everyone in the car noticed.
    .


    maybe it wasnt the love that everybody was noticing, but the the fact there was a gay couple signing to each other... probably not something you see everyday on the subways


    Things on the subways tend not to move or surprise New Yorkers. And the distinction is pretty minor I think.

    You wouldn't have readily known that they were a couple if you didn't see the expressions on their faces. It wasn't like there was an outrageous amount of PDA going on.
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    Apr 19, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    Chaaxwvn saidThank you for the post; much appreciable.


    odd usage
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    Apr 19, 2009 9:41 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing
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    Apr 19, 2009 9:53 PM GMT
    styrgan said
    lilTanker saidyou could have written this on ya blog ya know icon_razz.gif


    I did... You just don't have my blog, tank...

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    And no comments on brevity from the guy who's topic yesterday needed TWO outrageously long opening posts...

    eat me... now... like.. right NOW
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    Apr 19, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    styrgan said
    lilTanker saidyou could have written this on ya blog ya know icon_razz.gif


    I did... You just don't have my blog, tank...

    icon_razz.gif


    And no comments on brevity from the guy who's topic yesterday needed TWO outrageously long opening posts...

    eat me... now... like.. right NOW


    Sure.....

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    Apr 19, 2009 10:28 PM GMT

    and when they argue, they argue in sign language.
    What's yer point, pink boy?
    ....That deaf guys have more luck with men that you do?
    ....And that makes you happy!?!icon_question.gificon_smile.gificon_surprised.gificon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_neutral.gif

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    Apr 19, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    I had seen a deaf couple in a park in London years ago. What I remember so vividly was how much that me, a hearing person, could see their obvious love for one another. Every movement and facial expression was so much more intense.
    Quite beautiful I must say.
    (I know way too sappy for me. But even I can be reflective once in a while.)
    -Keith
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    Apr 19, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    Musclequest saidI had seen a deaf couple in a park in London years ago. What I remember so vividly was how much that me, a hearing person, could see their obvious love for one another. Every movement and facial expression was so much more intense. Quite beautiful I must say.
    (I know way too sappy for me. But even I can be reflective once in a while.)
    -Keith
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    Apr 20, 2009 5:55 AM GMT
    Pinny said
    Chaaxwvn saidThank you for the post; much appreciable.


    odd usage


    Yes, I'm odd at times; even even too.