Sometimes, I feel I carry all the problems in the world. Other times, I feel them shrink in comparison with the problem of others.
In an awesome movie I watched yesterday, the main character wasn’t only blind, he was gay as well. As tears welled up in my eyes, in scences that were too moving, I refused to let them fall (I’m too manly for that). But, they fell. Well.
If you have been following my blog posts, it should not come as news that I am a sucker for love. When it comes to love stories, especially those rendered with so much depth and simplicity, it becomes easy for me to talk about them.
I love that this movie filtered the persumable problems that come with being gay and focused on a blind kid who experiences pure love for the first time. The person he falls in love with is a man who requits his love.
What’s more romantic than requited first love?
I’m still awestruck by this movie. After I publish this post, I’m going back to watch it a second time. Be sure to check it out.
My take away from the movie is it’s not fair – to others and myself – to count my problems, I have to keep in mind that others carry similar burdens. If I can’t ease their suffering, I might as well just leave them to carry their loads in peace.
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Also, if as a gay guy you worry about being attracted to men, because everyone around you (who, I must add, are not gay) say it’s a choice you made. Ask yourself what parameter blind gay people use to turn out gay.
You are Awesome.
Have you seen this movie? Or, you have thoughts on what it means to be gay and blind. Please, share in the comments.