I was considering my family. The part I am, for somewhat obvious reasons, “estranged” from. While we have dramatically different views we aren’t hostile, we are at the least cordial. Hostility would never do in a proper southern family. We just don’t speak of our differences when we are forced to be in the same room or on the same patio. I stopped going to holidays with that side of the family a couple of years ago. It does no one any mental good to spend time on a holiday not being spoken to. Anyway, I have ordered some copies of my book (I am stockpiling for a LGBT+ Festival at UT in the Fall.) And now I am debating over whether I should send them copies of my book. They know I have written one, I believe my kid sister has even liked the book’s page on the facebook machine (facebook.com/lilikajourneys) but I am quite sure they haven’t read it. While I wish it were a somewhat saucy read the only naughty bit is the words “wet femininity” and that is a VERY short section and much less saucy than even the Song of Solomon. Anyway, I am curious but not overly concerned with their reactions to me sending them (signed 😉 ) copies but I guess I am just wondering if I should or shouldn’t for whatever reason. I have no compelling argument for or against doing it. There is nothing about them or their view of the world within the pages so any adverse reaction would be merely from deeply ingrained perceptions. Which, in my world view, counts as more of brainwashing than reality because it doesn’t originate with the person and their personal journey but with a group (or sheep) mentality. What would you do, if anything? Curiously yours, H.D.