As a result of further pondering the WingMakers' empowering emphasis on moving beyond hierarchical ways of living, at one point this year I sat down and wrote about my own most significant encounters with the hierarchy in my younger years. I particularly remember one disturbing incident from when I was about 11 years old and living in northern New Jersey. At that time, my friend and schoolmate Matt Dillon introduced me to a "special friend" of his who ran a huge amusement park north of Bayonne.
I was invited to become a "special friend" of this smooth-talking man, who I would guess was in his 30s. He explained to me that anyone who became his "special friend" was given free access to his amazing amusement park and all the great rides at all times. The only condition was that they would have to do whatever he said.
Though initially reluctant, after this guy applied subtle pressure several times, I eventually agreed to his invitation. But as soon as he then said I had to suck his cock, I almost vomited and managed to get out of there right away. I moved away not long afterward and I can only sadly imagine what happened to Matt.
How interesting that I never told anyone about this experience until this year. I never even talked to Matt about it afterward, even though he was right there. How different my life might have been if I had agreed, or if this man had used force to get me to become his friend. To how many children does this kind of thing happen? Did you have any experiences like this? Let's bring these things out into the open so that we can more powerfully transform our world.
With lots of love and warm support,