"Today's thought is inspired by the memory of a person I once knew; a lovely lady in her prime, who during those sexually intolerant years of the 1980's killed herself after it was discovered that she was lesbian. Her lover was unknown at the time, although much speculation and gossip abounded as to whom it might possibly be. Then one morning about six months after her death, her secret sexual partner decided not to hide their past love a moment longer and 'came out' by shouting her secret to the world.
'Take my hand, my love and do not leave me alone with only past thoughts of your beauty. You didn't need to leave me in order to find peace from this intolerant world. Without you, I am truly lost. Who ever thought two women could love more greatly than any union ever shared with man? Who would have dreamt that sensuous touch lay only in the heterosexual domain? Be no more the love that dare not speak its name and let all know that we truly loved one another as only lovers can. I loved you and care not in this land of bigots, who knows it. I LOVED YOU! I LOVED YOU!'I STILL DO!" William Forde: March 27th, 2014.