Monday, May 10, 2010

May 10,2010 - an interesting conversation at a dinner

an interesting conversation at a dinner
in as much as i hate to move onto another entry after the previous one ...

i had an interesting conversation with the neighboring table in a restaurant i went to  after attending the dignity church service today(of course as diana)

the woman had 2 young children with her who were amusing themselves with modern digital toys.

i turned to the woman and said " quite a difference from the toys we played with"

at first i couldn't get her attention and since i was feeling self conscious since i couldn't wear any eye makeup due to the pollen irritation, i guessed she had "read" me and and was avoiding the "transgendered person " at the adjoining table. on the other hand since she was a mature mom i thought maybe she didn't hear me. so when an opportunity came, i tried again with the same comment.

interestingly enough she heard me and replied " yes that is true although i hadn't given it much though till you mentioned it."

then we ended up discussing how we as children would always be out of doors in good weather playing kick ball and other games involving running about or exploring the back yards. or we had indoor neighborhood board games for bad weather. and how in spite of not having more than one land line phone and no cell phone invented yet our mothers always seemed or know where we were or had been via the "mom neighborhood network" LOL

then she shared with me why she had moved to that town .... get this due to the fact that that community had a large gay community just like where she had originally been in new york in the village!
well you could have knocked me over with a feather and although i had finished my meal and was getting ready to leave i sat back down closer to her and said
 " of course you might have figured it out  i am transgendered but not transitioning".
she didn't even bat an eye. and we continued to discuss the glbt and i told her about the local dignity group and some of the up coming events in come of the other local groups. we had a delightful discussion and even exchanged bus/calling cards.

so one can see how different the world may perceive us vs how we perceive ourselves.

if one is trying to blend in one probably does a lot better than one thinks.

the rest of the day was uneventful i stopped to pick up the sunday paper and then onto walgreens for stockings (out of stock grrrr,)  next the food store to get a few provisions and finally to the dinner to say hello to my neighbor the waitress ( and show her my sunday outfit *giggle giggle)


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