We are at Southeast Leatherfest, finally, after an adventure of flight cancellations, reroutes to Washington DC, little sleep, early flight to Atlanta and then straight into things.
However, something simple and yet so profound happened yesterday. A mentor and friend from 20 years ago is here. He and his slave was the first Master/slave couple I saw and was drawn to. They set the example of passion, of being open and of service to their relationship and to their community.
They have moved away and I see them maybe once a year. They didn’t know about us winning the title. So I explained it to them, and got to tell them that a huge reason we are who we are, and why we were honored with the title was because of their example and teaching. I was glad to be able to do it, to let them know. They had smiles when I left.
I’ve learned to share with my mentors of how they inspired me… That energy needs to go both ways.
Thank you R/m.