Thanks you guys! I just read all of the warm responses to my scared little bunny rabbit "afraid to say hello" post and I am grateful for your embrace and a little ashamed of my fear. I should have known better than to doubt such strong courageous individuals as yourselves. As one guy said: "Gay shmay". Ha Ha!! I don't know when I have felt so accepted and part of something important. Yes, the price of admission here is very high and, though it may be very hard to see much of the time, maybe it is ultimately worth it considering the journey of consciousness one must undergo in order to become a survivor. I think I am just now starting to get my head around that idea. Bless you all.