|Clarifications on Trust
||[Nov. 30th, 2003|02:00 am]
Regarding my previous entry:
I should probably have said that I can come across as “non-threatening”, which is a less stringent description than “trustworthy”.
And my startlement is at the fact that, given all the messages and common wisdom in today’s [USA] society ... she should have declined my invitation.
I’ve had similar conversations with a few other people, mostly women. W came out and stayed with me for a week, on the power of one meeting in person and a mutual acquaintance. D let me come out to visit, and share her bed (in the literal sense of the phrase), having only known me over IRC and phone. L shared stories of her going out, getting more than a little drunk, and in the morning not really remembering how she got home.
Maybe the world isn’t quite as scary as I think it is. Maybe my friends have all been lucky. I hope for the former, and I hope that the latter continues.