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“There could be no more rationalizations, no more mental gymnastics about the enlightened Greeks and their acceptance of bi-sexuality, no pleading an accidental experiment.” There could be no more rationalizations, no more worry. The evening was an aberration, one they never talked mental gymnastics about the enlightened Greeks and about, though they were reminded of it nine months later their acceptance of bi-sexuality, no pleading an accidental --and forever more--when Scott was born. After that, what experiment. He was gay. A gay man. With a wife and family with the kids and their activities and Mark’s travels, sex just to support. wasn’t much a part of their life together. That had been the end of the lies, at least those he told Sad to say but there were probably folks at the Golden himself. Years nursing home who were more active than he and Barb Fortunately Barb had never been driven sexually. Had had ever been. Mark’s very private joke was that old age he sub-consciously seen that in her? She’d demonstrated might be his sexual nirvana, a time when a closet gay could that fact superbly on their honeymoon in 1967, though their pretend his same sex preference was simply the result of daughter Carol was conceived, and ever afterwards. The Alzheimer’s. only exception was the trip to the Ozarks ten years later “Penny for your thoughts” a young voice said from beside when he and Barb drunkenly fucked like teen-agers. Mark’s right shoulder. An involuntary itch twitched along his shoulder blades Mark turned, startled. at the unbidden memory. Mark had been terrified at first “Jason,” the man said, extending his hand. that Barb had experienced a sexual awakening. But not to Mark automatically reached out to shake it. 108

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