letting each other go

Always Letting Go

Posted by Leo G on May 8, 2014

It’s been years since I last updated this blog. For all I know, no one will see this. But it’s possible there is someone out there wondering “What ever happened to Leo and Buppie?” Well, much has happened in five years. Buppie is now 23 years old. He is much healthier and happier than he was five years ago. Things are not perfect. He struggles at the edge of poverty, having decided to forego college for the school of life.  He no longer uses street drugs, but still drinks and smokes marijuana.  I’d be happier if he was completely sober, but it’s a “harm reduction” success.  He is no longer constantly in trouble. He works hard at a thankless job (collections!) and then works even harder at his rap/music career.  He is part of a wonderful project bringing art to the streets of his city.  And, he and his girlfriend have given me two amazing gifts:

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That’s right, you can call me “Poppy” now. As always, love wins.

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One Response to “Always Letting Go”

  1. Lin said

    I have never left a comment here, but I just have to say that someone DID see this, and I am so very happy for you. You wrote often about doubting yourself, but you loved him fiercely throughout, and it sure looks like you showed him the way. Well done, and congratulations, Poppy.

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