Apologies for Angst
Thanks for comments. Service will be resumed. I resolve to continue posting things here, but at the same time say things to peoples' face. I've spoken to Georgina and made up and I'm sorry for upsetting people in the corridor.
No blog is complete without angst, so I'll leave the post below up.
I think making decisions when hungry is a bad idea. It only took a Marmite sandwich to make me gain some spine again…
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I would like to point out that David has been warned via private emails from his Father, his brother and myself that he was being too candid on his blog. However, it is not necessary to rubbish his personality or his attitudes as a result of this. He is a genuine person who has spent a lot of time communicating to friends on the internet precisely because of the intolerant attitude of both schools and religion towards his sexuality. He has not perhaps been cautious enough here, but he has been honest, and he has started his year with great courage by owning his sexuality from the beginning of term, not an easy thing to do. I am proud of both these qualities in him.
I am particularly alarmed by Georgina's belief that she speaks for the corridor. I sincerely hope that is not the case and she and David have indeed sorted out their differences. David needs friendship and support as he makes his way there. His blog is, I believe, his way of reaching out to people both there and here at home, although he needs to learn both to be more tactful and be more aware of the difference between private opinions and public utterances.
(It's a learning curve, David. So learn from it. And keep writing if you want – it's a good blog. You can write a blog and talk to people face to face, you know. Love. Mum)
09 Oct 2005, 21:34
Dear Davidís Mum,
apologies for irate blog, matter completely resolved. we all really like David and were just really surprised and disappointed by some of the assumptions that he made about us. we understand that the blog is Davids favourite way to express himself and all respect this choice. In regards to his coming out, i think that he is amazingly brave for doing so, especially to relative strangers. 2 of my best friends and 1 of them still hasn't told his parents despite coming out to me 4 years ago. i doubt, considering Davey's decision to both talk to those you annoy him and write his blog that such a situation will ever rise again. i am also confident that in doing so Davey will receive all the friendship and support that he needs to make a success of his life at university.
09 Oct 2005, 22:07
Thank you Georgina – you have reassured me a lot.
09 Oct 2005, 23:02
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