I can’t explain his gentleness, this beautiful man who was rejected by his Mormon family for being who he is. He never shows any bitterness toward them or anyone, even the lovers who broke his heart. He simply grows his flowers, surrounding himself with the beauty of nature, living quietly with his big dog and small cat, far from other people, at peace with himself. He has built a good life, with friends who love him, and creates lasting beauty wherever he goes. His family will never know what they’re missing. They’re the ones making the sacrifice.