Just like the Disney song, It’s a Small World, we all have moments when the smallness of the world crashes into our real life. These moments are different for all of us from day to day and from person to person but they happen more frequently than one would guess. I love these moments. I feel they increase my connection to every person in the world.
Today, I had a wonderful conversation with my friend, Victoria. She works with “at risk” teens in my local school system and she is just an amazing person. She works miracles with the kids and has an incredible rapport with them. She has four dogs, which she adores, and is someone that everyone can relate to in one way or another.
From our previous conversations, I gleaned that she is also a very devout Christian and had a very traditional mindset. For those reasons, I never told her that I wrote gay fiction. Today, I decided to take the proverbial leap of faith and show her my books as well as tell her explicitly what I wrote. It turns out that Victoria’s daughter is gay and she is a firm supporter of gay rights. Wow! I was surprised but very happy to find this connection with Victoria.