As an "ageing homosexual" recently turned 60 I find myself becoming more and more invisible in the youth obsessed English speaking cultures I know. Thankfully this is not the same in Latin and Asian countries or even in Europe generally.
This picture was taken by a 21 old female artist friend Morgan on a jaunt to Vicenza last summer. After a number of recent scarring events when some of my close gay friends ignored me in the pursuit of the younger and prettier.
I couldn't contrast this more highly withe warm welcome I have received in recent catch ups with my school and university friends, all of them straight. I am going to move towards kindness as the Sufi poet Rumi recommends and I will find people who find me attractive to be with, whatever their age, gender or orientation.