My lovely friend Laurie (not to be confused with my lovely mom, Lori) sent me more pictures of her. Pictures of her and her belly. She currently swells with the future brother to the fun-loving Owen – yes, another baby boy for her family, and frankly, I donâ€™t think that her husband is too sad about that development. (As an aside, itâ€™s taken me nearly two hours to conjure up her hubbyâ€™s name, but itâ€™s Andrew. God, Iâ€™m a loser sometimes.) While Laurie may be bulging in all forward directions, itâ€™s reassuring to know that sheâ€™s still the grooviest chick I know.
Hereâ€™s a picture Laurie and Owen, on the deck of her camp, overlooking the lake.
And yes, I Photoshopped the hell out of this image, but it started out great anyway. Of course, any picture of a pregnant mom smiling tends to be amazing. Click to get the full-sized version if you want.
This picture is what my memories of Maine look like. Itâ€™s a sweet place to live, truly abandoned by modern life in so many ways, but fully connected in enough ways that itâ€™s a special little version of paradise. I donâ€™t know that I could live there anymore, certainly not as a single gay man, not and be happy. But man, the place was endearing in so many ways, that if Iâ€™d ever found the guy of my dreams while there, I think I could have stayed.
And you have no idea how shocked and amazed I am to think that.
Maine . Who knew?