My father has said, “A man with a good shovel and a strong back will make his way in the world.” Those of you who weren’t raised on a farm, he is referring to manure. There’s always manure and it always needs to be shoveled out of your way so you can move forward but if you are willing to work and push through the hard times you will get where you want to go.
I didn’t know where I wanted to go when I created Eugene Noale and I made a lot of mistakes. I know where I want to go now. Eugene Noale is not the sage, one might immediately think of, but living with Eugene for over a year has reminded me of my blessings and given me back my gifts. He has helped me find my strength. Helped me reopen my heart. I look forward to years of productive creativity but right now, I need a hug. I need a kiss. I need to giggle with my kids. I need long talks with my sister and some cookies made by my mom. I need to laugh with old friends and have beers with new friends. I need to find the kindness for my wife, I let fall away. And, goddamn, I need a new lover not of my own creation.
I will miss you folks. You’ve been, well, tremendous and I can’t thank you enough.
I’m excited to spend more time with the friends I pulled from this erotic world into my regular life. As I floundered this year I took burgeoning friendship for granted. I didn’t value nor make the time to appreciate the little things. I hope it isn’t too late to show you the grace, love, and support you’ve shown me. It is so important to me that you know how much I value you.
Well, my beer is about done so I better go. And anyway I have shit to shovel and loved ones to kiss, so this is Eugene Noale signing off for now. Take care, my friends.