Too Damn Short

Tommy and I shared a text message conversation this afternoon that first made me very happy and then a little bit sad but ultimately reminded me of these beautiful words that I once read on the side of a Starbucks cup.

"My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short."

Armistead Maupin