Sleep, Perchance to Dream…

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We may, like these ballet boys, be ‘all on top of one another’ in our shows. At night, in the tour bus, the bunks are small for one guy (let alone two… or more…) and it does get to feel a bit like…

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…’all on top of one another’ just a little too much!

Follow that with an epic journey north from Florida (in the capable hands of our bus dude and performing colleague Leon), and you might understand that we were ready for bed last night!

But wait – we would lose Leon and his partner Dane the next day (that’s today now) as they need to go a further 100 miles north from here – and everyone wanted a ‘last night’ with all ten of us ‘brotherhood’ gay guys assembled together, which probably won’t happen again for a while… which meant a whole lot of sweaty weights…

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…plenty of mutual admiration…

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…wrestling…

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…which itself turned into a sweaty epic…

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…not to mention the ‘relaxation’ activities between ten horny guys which went on until the small hours…

…and then, finally,…shower…

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…and then my own bed. Alongside Dave, of course, properly reunited after eight weeks (except for one night in the bus at ‘changeover’ day). Heaven. Too tired even for one of my favourite positions with him…

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I know, weird, right?

Imagine, drifting off in each others’ arms…

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…a fantasy of sweet dreams without the curse of another day’s training and shows to follow…

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Wait, though… the dreams are turning just a little bit wrong: something threatening our peaceful sleep…

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Awake with a jolt. Ivo’s head around the door as he and Pete get ready to go to the gymnastics centre to cover the pre-school sessions for the tyros… ‘Don’t forget, Tone, your first shift starts at 4pm!’

Arrrgh – stark reality – back to the coaching…

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Well, Dave’s been doing sort of triple shifts for the last four weeks, covering for the rest of us. And now the Romanian owners are going off to Europe on vacation and leaving us to cover for them. Fair, I guess!

There’s nothing like your own bed (and your own really special guy)…

…and now I’m in Dave’s car, heading to the centre, finishing this off, and nodding off back to sleep over the keyboard. May even be too tired to send this off when we get into WiFi range…

…certainly too tired to bother with setting up the usual book adverts. Now there’s a thing!

 

 

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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