The young man caught my eye the minute he stepped through the club door with his friend. They are both very good looking, handsome, wealthy men in their thirties, and I knew right away Mr. Gorgeous and I were suppose to have an impacting conversation. I quickly found out that his sign was Libra, and Gemini and Libra always enjoy each others conversation. He also shared with me, that he had volunteered at a suicide hotline for over two years now, and that he was sad, how lonely humanity was, and that people had nobody to talk to, and he was happy to offer his listening skills. Then he asked me, “Jones, do you have people in your life that you can count on?” I had to think hard, and I asked him, “How do you define being able to count on someone?” He answered without hesitation, “A true friend will drive you to the airport and pick you up without even hesitating.” I answered honestly, “I have no such friend. I wouldn’t even know who to ask. I just take a shuttle.” He couldn’t believe it, “Are you just playing me? You have to have a support system.” I said, “I get by on my own pretty well, and I am glad I can take care of myself in sickness as well as in health. Because back when I was married it was painful not to be able to rely on the one person who should’ve taken care of me when I was sick.Today, I know, that I can make it on my own. So many couples are just together and miserable because they are scared to be on their own. I know, I will be OK. It’s me and my dogs, and we will make it. And if I would ever find a person I would want to be with, I would know, I wouldn’t be with them because I need them, but because I truly want them.” He asked, “Do you have any goals and dreams?” And I shared my vision for Tilt with him and told him, “I know exactly what I want.” He looked at me and said, “Wow, that’s amazing. Although, I have a great support system here, I don’t know what I want.” And I admitted, “I guess I am the lucky stripper here, because at least I know exactly what I want, and I have a clear vision. You on the other hand …,” and he interrupted me, “I on the other hand am the lost soul with no vision for my future, although, I seem to have the perfect life and a few friend who would drive me to the airport and take care of me when I am sick. You’re right, you are much better off than me.”
I feel sad for Mr. Gorgeous, and I hope to see him again some time. Maybe I could help him find his passion, let it grow into his vision, and give him purpose.
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