My wonderful 2010 Honda Civic, as known to me and my friends as "The DRESS car," was in a minor accident back in January 2022. I was hoping to have it repaired right away, but the body shops were all backed up with other work. It seems that now, with used cars being worth more during the pandemic (as new ones are in such short supply), more people are having their current cars repaired, if possible.
So, now, I've had to say goodbye to it (snif!). I saved the plates and removed all my belongings, so they can tow it away for used parts and eventually for scrap.
I am hoping to get an electric car next, so my days of driving a stick shift are finally over (all the cars I've owned since my first one have been standard transmission). My left foot won't know what to do!
It's all for the good. I'm turning my attention to work on more videos, poems, and essays devoted to promoting LOVE, the theme I established on the first page of my book "a man wearing a dress." As I see it, there are three main ways to express love in today's world. They are:
• Love of ourselves, deeply
• Love of all other people, no matter whom or from what ancestry
• Love of all of nature, which surrounds us, and of which we're all an integral part.
I'm going to post videos on YouTube and Vimeo, as I have been for the past several years. I'm putting links to those on my other web sites, Open Eyes Video (openeyesvideo.com) and Energy Stories (energystories.org). There are also links to these two web sites here at Message Rain, under the "Sister Sites" menu.
The theme is to move away from exploitation and fighting and turn toward nurture and collaboration, as much as possible, from now, on. That doesn't mean that I'm forgetting about Message Rain and gender identity! The issues I've presented here with regard to gender identity and sexuality are still quite relevant these days.
I don't know what brand or model of electric car I will buy (perhaps another used one?), but it's going to take some work to find something suitable, considering the demand for any kind of car these days is still very high. Stay tuned!