My birthday, August 2, 1989.
Last birthday celebration with Merlin before his passing 3 months later. I am wearing the presents afforded me by one of Merlin’s friends – a disturbed woman whose perception of me was just that… hers. So as she took my picture – which I later learnt, so that she could show it to Merlin’s mother, Sybil, and claim, “See, who said pigs don’t wear lipstick?” – I, possessed of the most well-endowed pineal gland, looked straight through her and her insignificance to Merlin who stood in back of her beaming his pride, love and joy at having found me and as he said later at dinner in Yorkville, he wouldn’t miss being here for the most happening moment in the universe.
Silly woman; so sad, parading through life without so much as a clue that the better bitches on this planet wear their sex between the ears. Well, as Merlin’s friend, the actor, Joe Morton – he of the John Sayles film, ‘Brother From Another Planet’ and who currently stars in TV’s Scandal; so I am told because I never look at television – passionately intoned, “Don’t you ever forget this, if you were White and a woman, you would never be treated this way.”
When it came to friends, Merlin’s choices could have been more discriminating; however, when it came to lovers, he never set a foot wrong. All the lovers who preceded me were stellar, spiritually evolved human beings and I am proud to have been included in their company; prouder still am I to have been enraptured for seven glorious years with the one, the man, the shaman, the dream shaman, Merlin and my task companion no less. For me, there can be no greater gift each birthday than celebrating the love we shared.
Birthdays are a time for giving thanks and for your support and loyalty I am immensely grateful.
Sweet dreams, if I have inspired just one person to look inward and embrace their spiritual journey through becoming more self-aware when dreaming, I will have accomplished much indeed. I love you more!
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