I am so grateful & appreciative of Mike & Pete for agreeing to participate in this project. Little did they know they’d be my guinea pigs. When I asked them why they agreed to let me visit them, they said they were excited to receive my letter, thought it was a creative and brave endeavor and wanted to support it. Pete called me “an artist.” Me! An artist!
Mike & Pete have been together for 12 years. They have similar outlooks, mindsets, senses of humor and tastes in music and art. When I asked them what makes their relationship work, they both agreed that “honesty is first and foremost,” along with a high level of respect for each other’s needs and privacy.
I asked each of them what advice they would give to their younger selves.
Pete: “Open up. Find someone to talk to. Be true to yourself.”
Mike: “Live more. If you have a thought, do it. Youth is – everything is open. So go for it.”
Truly no coincidence that Mike & Pete are my inaugural profile – they set the perfect tone for openness, understanding and discovery.
Gems, these guys. Welcome to the wonderful people of 923 Oak.