Note: there is no voice over, the only sound is that of a guitar playing gently)

This morning I was on one of the two gay news sites that I visit every day. Both of them were lauding, and rightly so, Hallmark for producing a ‘kiss’ ad featuring a gay couple. I clicked on to watch the video. I didn’t realize how short the ad was and before I knew it the next ‘kiss’ ad was playing.

I was thunderstruck.

This kiss was radical. Perhaps even more radical than the one with the two men. It features a fat man with the woman who loves him. It’s gentle, powerful and holds, for me at least, great meaning.

I’m not used to seeing people who look at all like me on screen. If fat people do appear on television or movies, we are usually the butt of the joke, or a gluttonous villain, or the source of slapstick. But this, this was romantic.


Like he’s worthy of love.

Like he’s, and I can’t type this without tears running down my face, beautiful.

Sorry … that’s all I can write today.

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