Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tears for Alexis

It was a cloudy, cold day that autumn day when I got the news. The most wonderful woman I ever met was very, very sick. We talked a bit online, but never met in the real world. It did not matter; we had a bond, a connection.

The meeting happened by accident. I started a TG blog to tell stories. Alexis found my blog and encouraged me. My stories got better as I wrote more, at least that is what Alexis said. Now she is gone, my emails unanswered. All that remains is an eerie silence. I write with tears in my eyes.

I was not always this way. Once upon a time I was called Wayne, but now people know me as Gloria. People accepted me because they saw how happy I was after visiting TG Incorporated. People forgot about Wayne and loved Gloria. I never forgot Wayne. It was my childhood. And Alexis made it all seem normal.

A shiver ran down my spine when I read Alexis’s email. She was scared; I could hear it in her words. In the old days transitions were not so easy, especially before TG Incorporated revolutionized the industry. Complications were common enough. Still, I am glad Alexis is a girl now. She is such a wonderful, kind soul. God made a mistake and Alexis had the courage to fix it. If only it were not so hard.

Tears stain my cheeks as I stare at my email account. There is no word from my dear friend. She is in hospital now. I pray for her even though I have no god. She is a virtual friend who always encouraged me. There is an empty space now. I wait. I pray. I cry.

Blessed are the meek.

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