Sometimes it feels like our small band are just survivors on the Raft of the Medusa.
We cling on for dear life and hope that we shall survive the ordeal and be able to end our days in peace, happy with our lot in life. Some of our fellow survivors see a chance and take a boat and cut free others are swept overboard never to be seen again or perhaps they swim for it and find safety on their own.
The trans world is perhaps not quite as precarious as life on that famous raft but when the small band of survivors looses one of our stronger supportive members who feels they have gained enough strength to make it alone many of those remaining cannot help but feel a great loss.
Today Lori surprised us and left. Her leaving will leave a much bigger hole in many people’s lives than she can possibly imagine. I can only wish her and her family the best for her new life, the life which we all dream of.