Monday, August 18, 2014



LIVES

The Boy of Summer

BY JOHN WILLOUGHBY
I was 13 when a new friend joined me in the cornfield and in my home — and opened a door I hadn’t known was closed.


the new york times


9 comments:

Radical Joe said...

JOHN WILLOUGHBY gives you a thirst
to read his Boy of Summer. He is
gay and he makes you want to find out what went on in his Life. I will probably get it from the library when it is published.
Thanks Justin.

GreginAdelaide said...

Sad and familiar

J said...

What a sad story. An opportunity lost because they were scared. It's probably happened to all of us.

Gary Kelly said...

True, J. It certainly happened to me - many times. The funny thing is, I'm wondering if they, in their latter years, still remember me the same way I remember them - as opportunities lost.

JustinO'Shea said...

In my shorter number of years, I feel sure they remember. . I do. . lol. . and I bet they wish 'it' had happened as much as I do. ;-) yepper. . .

JustinO'Shea said...

And. . most definitely an opportunity lost . . .but surely made up for. . .ehyah.. lol

Coop said...

I wonder if John regrets that lost opportunity or if he's just sharing something from his past.

I don't think he should because it was... literally... a long time ago in a different world.

Gary Kelly said...

I agree, Coop. 'What if' is irrelevant. We remember the things that happened, not that should or could have happened. Hindsight occurs after an event, not before. Hehe.

Pier Roberto Giannelli said...

I read the article. It is 'way beyond the alternatives of funny/interesting/cool. It is amazing, even in its disappointing end. I think the writer rejected the opportunity of a life-time. But a lot of us do that. And I will now follow your blog with great interest.