All this fuss over Larkin, I almost forgot the main star in my life: Randolph Louis Taylor! I am incredibly grateful
for Goddess bringing glorious Larkin into my life (in fact, I'd grovel
before my enemies if need be, to PROVE my love for Larkin)!
However, no matter how you slice, dice, or splice it, Randolph is my
PRE-EMINENT and NUMERO UNO lover and guardian angel. Larkin is (how do
I say w/o hurting his tender heart) another most-beloved angel whom I
simply ADORE as much as I do Randolph...albeit SECOND in line. I'm sure Larkin doesn't mind, as he totally ADMIRES my devotion towards Angel #1...whom I believe
assigned marvelous Larkin to watch over, and eventually, love me with a
great passion. I'd say it speaks MOUNTAINS for Larkin, that he should
be the FIRST and ONLY man to enchant me so much as to FORGET about
Randolph, whom I have thought about every single day since he shot himself in 1985, until I met darling Larkin!
Though Randolph has disappeared from my life since 1990, I
continue to send him letters of kindness and hope c/o his cousin Kitty
in Arlington, Virginia. And you know what? Even though Kitty never
writes back, phones me, or answers my calls (another mystery yet
to be resolved), NONE of my letters are ever sent back! Though in these
last three years, my messages to Randolph are diminished in frequency,
to about four per year.
It is, however, this NEW friendship with Larkin (albeit convoluted
and tortuous) that has rekindled my devotion TOWARDS Randolph. So I
decided to snail-mail a select collection of my writings to him, from
both the Larkin Chronicles, AND Friendly Ghost Detective Agency. In
faith that he is NOT dead, but alive and kicking, thanks in large part
to my UNDYING love and faith in my Randolph's incredible calling as
both a Vietnam veteran, and gay activist.
There is a strong element of "deja vu" in this, considering that
ANOTHER time in the past--say, 1993--when I LIKEWISE sent a bunch of
letters on his behalf, 14 to be exact. CLICK on the image above, to
find out EXACTLY what I mean! The FIRST time, I sent FOURTEEN
letters...this time, I sent ELEVEN...though only NINE are shown in this
image. I wound up sending TWO MORE a few days later, is all.