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ETA 11/20/11: David Levithan once messaged me on MySpace to say that he was thankful that I'd listed him as a favorite author in my profile. He's not a huge name, but back then he really wasn't that well known at all yet and I have no doubt it was really him and not a PR team. So very effin' cool of him. <3


Here's what I know about the realm of possibilty--
it is always expanding, it is never what you think
it is. Everything around us was once deemed
impossible. From the airplane overhead to
the phones in our pockets to the choir girl
putting her arm around the metalhead.
As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist
within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits
are of our own world's devising. And yet,
every day we each do so many things
that were once impossible to us.

There are hundreds of reasons for Daniel and me
to be impossible. History has not been kind
to two boys who love each other like we do.
But putting that aside. And not even considering
the fact that a hundred and fifty years ago,
his family was in a small town in Russia
and my family was in a similarly small town
in Ireland--I can't imagine they could have
imagined us here, together. Forgetting our gender,
ignoring all the strange roads that led to us
being in the same time and place, there is still
the simple impossibility of love. That all of our
contradicting securities and insecurities,
interests and disinterests, beliefs and doubts
could somehow translate into this common
uncommon affection should be as impossible
as walking to the moon. But instead, I love him.

David Levithan
The Realm of Possibility


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Nov. 23rd, 2004 04:37 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful.
Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? I spent today staring at a wall, thinking about David Levithan. ;D

You have to take this book with you next time I see you. You'll love it. Especially when the boy named Toby makes his appearance. Unfortunately, there's no poem by him. But there's tons of others that you'll love. I finished it last night, squealed, and when and grabbed Boy Meets Boy to reread again.
Nov. 24th, 2004 11:22 am (UTC)
All right, all right. You twisted my arm. ;-)

And that whole seeing me thing -- when might that happen again? ::bambi eyes::
Nov. 24th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
When we run away to Hollywood and see Mr. Big Shot Producer's house. ::NODNOD:: We have to gooooo, before Robert and Todd pull up their stakes and take off. Their plans are pretty up in the air... but they'll be back down here sometime next week, for the parade, and then I think they're either going back to John's or heading over to Arizona to visit Becky and Michelle (whose mother's apparently lost her mind). After that, I think it's up in the air.

Rob did say that he wanted to see your "set up" in Murietta sometime, the machine and everything. God will be thrilled.
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