He said, “Hills and valleys. Hills and valleys.”
I’m still not sure if the hills of life are supposed to be the challenges and the valleys are supposed to be the coasting parts, or if the hills are the highs and the valleys are the lows. If the latter is true, then I’m in a valley right now, although it more closely resembles a drainage ditch.
So instead of wallowing in the drainage, because I’m not sure where it’s been, I’m going to present a happy love story that recently appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle website.
Choreographer Sean Dorsey and musician Shawna Virago are both trans and they’ve been in a loving relationship since 2001. While not all trans people gravitate toward each other, there are many successful relationships between trans people.
And anyone who thinks that trans people who date or marry each other are “settling” for another trans person because they can’t find non-trans people who are interested in them obviously hasn’t met many trans people – and obviously hasn’t met Dorsey or Virago, who appear to have everything going for them, including good looks, talent, and success.
A non-trans partner isn’t the gold standard for those looking for a relationship. Mutual attraction, compatibility, and love are. It’s great to see this happy couple, and I encourage you to read their story – especially if you need a little boost out of that drainage ditch (wash your feet off).