Rude Awakening

Dear Readers (if anyone still reads this blog),

It's been months since my latest post--I'm sorry it's been so long. Truth is, I haven't felt like much of a MoHo lately. It's the first half of the term: I have been exploring other "spiritual paths," and my religious beliefs have changed considerably over the past months. I needed some time for that process (which I will post more on later), so thank you for that.

However, the news of Todd Ransom's suicide has jolted me awake from my long reverie. Scott's post on the subject really hit me--and my conscience. Reading his thoughts I realized that no matter how un-Mormon I become religiously, a part of me will always be a MoHo, and I need that community--we need each other--and maybe there will be someone who might, at some point, need my help.

Like Scott, I didn't know Todd personally, but I know plenty of people who could have just as easily been him. As I'm in the Salt Lake area for the summer, I could have been at the vigil last night, but unfortunately didn't find out about it in time because of my absence from this community. I do regret missing out on that, and I hope next time I will be there for others. So please, consider me back.

Rest in peace, Todd.


MoHoHawaii said...

Sorry it took this sad occasion to bring you back to posting, but welcome back.

Bravone said...

Good to hear from you FLS. You've been missed. Todd's death is heart breaking to me. I wish I could have held him and told him how valuable and loved he was as a gay son of God. It makes me want to work harder to encourage love and acceptance of fellow homosexuals so such tragedies can be reduced.

A Gay Mormon Boy said...

I personally believe that words hold substantial power, especially your reaction to Todd. This type of post, in its own way, will spread the compassion that you clearly display.

Good luck in all your doings.

Mister Curie said...

Still reading. Good to have you back. Having a change in religious beliefs can definitely require one to step back a little from things, as it can be a very overwhelming process. I'm looking forward to your future posts.

darkdrearywilderness said...

Hey! You're still around! I was thinking about you the other day, for some reason. Good to hear from you.

Frank Lee Scarlet said...

Thanks all!