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As I stand back and wonder about love
I see a femoral light that pulls from a heart that knows

words cannot accurately express what my wisdom understands
Love is a wordless entity

As I sit back, and close my eyes
I know I am loved

As the balloons get liberated and left to fend for themselves,
they know that they will meet their destiny

Love has wrapped me with warmth
I can’t harness what it actually is

However, it is exactly what I need
in the reality of meaning

I close my eyes and feel the warmth
Of a world that loves me

Not understanding a tangible reality;
understanding the wisdom of knowing

Love is exactly what it needs to be~


Carl Meadows, November 23, 2017

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I was born in Prince Rupert, BC and I grew up in Port Coquitlam, BC within metro Vancouver. I was a non-conventional boy winning awards for choreography, dance, and led many school performance numbers before grade 6. I also competed as a figure skater and was notorious for doing cart wheels on the ice. I was bullied all through my school years and ended up going to 3 different High Schools and didn't graduate as a result. This was the era of no Gay Rights in Canada. I struggled with visibility, identity and self-esteem. I am one of the lucky survivors as most of my friends died of AIDS or committed suicide. I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1993 and it was the proudest achievement in my life. It taught me that despite hardships, I could overcome insurmountable challenges. I am committed to making the world more compassionate and doing my part by celebrating LGBTQ contributions to the world. In 2014 I responded to a call to sponsor two Syrian Gay refugees to come to Canada. This launched the beginning of a national Charity called the Rainbow Foundation of Hope. I was the founding President. n my professional life, I am a Registered Nurse and a Healthcare Executive. I live with my husband and our dog Rocky in Penticton BC

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