I am changing as I open up more and more, as I tell the story of who I am through poetry and prose. I am changing as I open up in my relationship with others. I think I am becoming more authentic in the process. Becoming more authentic doesn’t mean that I become more handsome or more likable to others. What it does mean is that I can live easier with myself, more gently with myself. And this is new territory for me. And, I think it is unfamiliar territory for almost all of us.