When I was a young boy my mother used to read to me fairytales to fall asleep. For some unknown reason my favorite fairytale was the ugly duckling. I do remember when I was five years old my mother seating next to me on my bed and reading to me with her sweet warm voice:
"Poor little ugly duckling!” She would say. “Why are you so different from the others?" And the ugly duckling felt worse than ever. He secretly wept at night. He felt nobody wanted him.” "Nobody loves me, they all tease me! Why am I different from my brothers?" "If only I could look like them, just for a day!" said the duckling, admiringly.
“Then one night, finding the hutch door ajar, he escaped. Once again he was all alone. He fled as far away as he could….”
Twenty years later I do know the reason now. It turns to be my life, my own fairytale, my own reality!
Every newcomer in Soho (London,New York,etc) has their own history, their own fairytale, their own drama, their own dreams and their own ugly duckling truth. Some people come to escape their conservative society (Cyprus), some people to discover their selves, some people to leave a double life, some people to find love and finally some people like me to find other ugly ducklings like them and feel accepted.
I am so glad , to finally see that their is an active group in Cyprus sharing the same Vision with me to make a change. Because change is the only costant element in life!
Please let me know if i could help in any possible way .