Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Lessons From a Gay Icon
I was once inside the mansion of this popular gay businessman.
In one of the displayed photos, I noticed how good looking his partner during their younger days. They have been together for more than 20 years, quite a feat for the fleeting gay relationships nowadays.
The businessman shared with me that his partner was then a dancer. He was smitten by his charm so he did everything (and spent everything) to pursue this man.
He told me on nugget of wisdom that he seems cherish in his life: "Sa umpisa, pera pera ang usapan. Sa katagalan, matututunan ka rin niyang mahalin" (at first, it's all about money, but after a while, he will soon learn to love you)
Mr. businessman comes from a different era. Gay Men were yet to be recognized at that time where he found his lover. And for this reason, I understand where he is coming from.
But I certainly do not adhere to this piece of advice.
At the back of my mind, I was wondering, with that considerably impressive wealth that he has built, who wouldn't love him at all?
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