The Fat Lady Sings

wet-3

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Wet or Sweat?’

wet-2

A slight apology is due, I suspect, to the lady featured in the previous post. Especially as it was titled ‘Good Relations’! But the lady I question was, indeed, very large. No. It’s about Leo and Chris’s new swimmer friend, who wants to engage with them on their weights (particularly) and enjoys wrestling, too. An extremely pleasant African American boy, slightly younger than Leo, who joined the swimming trips in the summer. Happily went skinny-dipping with the rest, apparently.

Here in Tennessee, relationships between the races aren’t always entirely comfortable. As a Brit, I have failed to get to grips with the situation here, which is do different from UK. You do have to be careful what you say here, sometimes. Anyway, his Mom came around and gave him a flea in his ear for being here, as I related.

sweat-rivulets

So, our boys (and this new friend) certainly like to get wet – and they are never happier than when they are sweating it out in the gym either – weights, wrestling, acrobatics… – hence our picture theme today.

sweat-feels-great

So this boy’s mom showed up in our yard and met Clare. The brief meeting seems to have worked some magic, for today we had a phone call – ‘Are you sure its OK for him to spend time with you?’

I actually think she was afraid that her ‘young gentleman of colour’ would have been an unwelcome presence here. Far from it! If he’s sporty and enjoys what the kids enjoy, he’s ‘in’ – whether he’s white, black, blue or green! And we’re really pleased that ‘our’ half-American kids are not following the prejudices of the town.

He’s here now, and I think his other mate who was in the swimming party will be a regular visitor too. We really have lost our training cabin to the next generation: they’re enjoying it just as much as we did – and we’re in there ourselves as much as possible, when there’s room! Sweating it out…

sweat-gym-chest

Can’t get enough of it! If only the sea was closer to TN…

tumblr_ocugxfbcni1vazy9ro1_1280

wet

wet-boy

Interestingly, we got seriously wet (as well as frequently sweaty) in the third of my books:

cover-3-full

Click on that cover for more info. You might like the first two as well:

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Now, where were we?

calvins

c4335j-sweat

f_anatolitolikbyandreivishnyakov-06

selfie_28

sweaty-sunbather

tumblr_o7lfq5evn01r0sh0eo1_1280

14237539_1141718629233746_5381513867689785683_n

after-shower

This last boy’s definitely at ease being wet!

mzo1_1280

 

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...
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to The Fat Lady Sings

  1. Pingback: Let’s All Get Along | Tony Cavanagh

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s