I am a faintly-religious, non-dogmatic person always on the lookout looking for compatible fellow travelers — those imbued with knowledge mixed with goodness and kindness. On the recommendation of a friend my wife and I once walked into a small church in Denver where she thought we would find an intriguing mix of people on an intellectual/spiritual search, including quite a few pagans and non-believers.
Upon entering we found that a non-judgmental openness permeated the place. Without knowing what or why, I observed to my wife “something very different is happening here.” Here we found “our people,” those who have moved to a different level — informed, open and tolerant of exploring inner thoughts and potential.
There, over time a wonderful woman became one of my best friends and gardening soul mates — who turned out to be transgendered. “Who cares?” She is a wonderful person and a good friend. These are the best mixture of caring and accepting people I have ever known, and the essence they convey lifts one up as I have never before experienced.
The people we find comfortable are, with all available scientific knowledge, and in their great variety, still asking the question “why?”