Re: What's on your mind - Part 2
Doing some thinking about polyamory...
I love people for different reasons. There is a guy I work with that I absolutely love... I chat with him nearly every day. We text a lot about work related issues. He is the kind of guy that I could go on a bender with, or go camping with in some secluded corner of wilderness. And in either situation, we would absolutely enjoy our time together.
There has never been a romantic interest between us though. It's more... close brotherhood. I feel closer to him than I do my own biological brothers that I grew up with.
We have been through some nasty stuff together. Since I have known him, we have both lost the same friends, for the most part.
I know I can live without him. But I prefer life with him in it. I love him like a brother, I think. I say "think" because my biological brothers showed far less loyalty. There should be no reason for anyone to have an issue with our relationship, right? I mean, I see him as a best friend that I would die for, and I know he would do the same for me. We have both put our lives on the line for each other. The problem, in my case, is that he is a junior enlisted soldier. And I am not. I am one of the most senior enlisted non-commissioned officers in my unit.
Only in special forces can a senior noncom be "in the foxhole" with a ****ing private. I have never been in the same place as him outside of what work requires. I would LOVE to go play pool with him, hang out, etc.
We don't hang out because it is not allowed. At least, it's not allowed until he becomes a non-commissioned officer.
At that point, no restrictions apply.
If he was a she, would it be different?
What do y'all think?
"I am the wiser in respect to all knowledges, and the better qualified for all fortunes, for knowing that there is a minnow in the brook." -Henry David Thoreau