[M/s 365] Community

R_0_7795CC-bwMaster Michael: Today was the scheduled MAsT: Greater Chicago meeting, but due to a glitch, our meeting space wasn’t available. The restaurant down the street – Connie’s Pizza – was very helpful in getting 20-odd people a semi-private space (for a little while) without a reservation and we were very grateful.

As I sat with old friends and new friends, I was reminded how lucky we were to have this. Back when angie and I first started, there were no support groups dedicated to M/s or D/s – there were discussions and the like, but they invariably moved to the “Toys for Tops” types of discussions. Although we didn’t have our scheduled discussion on Spirituality, there were discussions on what MAsT was for, about the nature of service and of how M/s and D/s relationships worked going on around the table. It felt good.

Earlier today, we visited one of our leather brothers in the hospital – spending time and hopefully spreading a little love and sharing some company.

Despite the wonderful connections today, I feel bad for slave angie – she is going through a rough patch with some bad news and there’s not much I can do aside from be here for her. I’m reminded of how lucky we are to have each other and to have a community that cares for each other and comes together when things are tough. I’m very grateful for the opportunities that MAsT and similar groups provide – the chance for “people like us” to be with each other and to have the opportunity to share with like-minded.

slave angie: I’m wishing i could be divided up somehow to be everywhere i need to be today to give comfort to my friends that need it. We all come together and pass each other in this community and if were really lucky touch each others lives in the best ways or pick each other up after the worst.

I was slightly relieved the discussion was rescheduled and i could fade back into just being there in a noisy restaurant listening to the talks taking place, It’s just easier with a heavy heart today.

A million times over i have said how grateful i am my stars collided with Master’s when i needed Him most in my life.

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Master Michael S

International Master 2014. Member of: Chicago Leather Club, Chicago Leathermen Group, MAsT: Greater Chicago. Longtime leatherman. One of the Four Horsemen.

One thought on “[M/s 365] Community”

  1. That was a very fun afternoon – I’m glad we made it out, even if there wasn’t an actual MAsT meeting. It was great to see you both, again – but it’s been too long, now, lol.

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