Dr. Hapgood, your cruise director (hapgood) wrote,
Dr. Hapgood, your cruise director

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Best laid plans . . .

So, in an unexpected twist, the Britney movie was sold out! So Katie and I ended up meeting up with Mike, Karlee, Tom, and Amber to see John Q.


I am not a big cryer at movies, usually my eyes just well up. The exception is when I strongly identify with the relationship in the movie. Pet movies, My Girl (to this day, I still get teary from the phrase, "Where are Thomas J's glasses?" Try it on me and see), and currently, movies dealing with the parent-child relationship never fail to make me wail.

This movie was no exception. So I cry reasonably hard in the movie, tear up a little thinking about it afterwards, and PROCEED TO SOB as I call my Dad to tell him that I love him and that the movie made me think of him.

I hope he appreciates being awakened in the middle of the night to be told that his son loves him. I know I appreciate getting the chance to tell him.

I spent too long hiding my feelings from my dad, afraid that if I let him get too close he would see that I was gay and hate me for it. Now, just under two years since I came out to him, we are really seeing the benefits of this new intimacy.

How did I survive all that time without the relationship I have with him now? He is such a strength to me. We may not always see eye-to-eye, but I know he's always on my side.

Well, that's a little more self-disclosure than I anticipated for tonight. I was just looking forward to cheering Britney on in Crossroads.

I wouldn't have it any other way.
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment