Monday, August 24, 2009

Most days now I go for a bike ride in the afternoon.
There's a particularly beautiful road into the forest that goes past an isolated railway cottage by a level crossing. On the way back I met the lady who lives there on the way to her garden.
Our greetings crossed each other, and we smiled. "Bonjour madame"...
Earlier today I had been reading a diary entry for November 2005, which was when I first started taking female hormones. And found it still very frightening to go out in the street dressed as a woman. But did it anyway, because I absolutely needed to.
Reflecting on that extraordinary journey puts that little incident in context, and allows me to reflect upon it.
Because normally I would not need to.
And that adds to my present sense of gratitude.

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