It’s Friday! As I settle in for the weekend, it occurs to me this is my final weekend before my book comes out. As of next week, I’ll finally feel like I can truly call myself an author. Shortly after I came out, someone handed me David Leavitt’s book “The Lost Language of Cranes.”
I read it and was instantly enamored with it. I used to be able to quote large sections of it, as if it were a classic tome. Reading that book make me feel like I wasn’t alone. That the feelings I felt were not completely crazy. My first true romance was very similar to the one described in the book, and I was glad to have that book as a sort of emotional road map. A small part of me hopes that “The Role” can be that kind of book to someone. That they will pick it up and read it, and feel that someone, a stranger, understands them.