A Workable Solution?

In response to my post this past Monday, Decisions, (click title to view), last night as Aaron and I were in a local restaurant celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary, the subject of the appropriate gravatar (logo or representation) for ReNude Pride became part of our conversation. Normally, my spouse is very tolerable of my ideals and opinions and supportive of any viewpoints that I may share here. However, in this instance, he clarified a point and asked that I share it here.

In response to a comment posted by my good friend and fellow blogger, Rob, author of Masculine Perspectives, I wrote “…Aaron doesn’t care one way or the other as long as the focus on nudity isn’t ignored…” My spouse immediately proceeded to let me know that although his initial response to my question as I was drafting the reply was correct, what Rob wrote made him think about his reaction to my question.

In light of thinking, Aaron now prefers the choice of B over A. He feels that both choices reflect the theme of nudity (as do I), but he likes the B selection better.

His remarks caused me to forget my own “opening topic” for our anniversary feast. I wasn’t angry or upset about his reason or thought. It just took me by surprise and my own idea for our conversation simply escaped my brain. Silly me!


After Aaron explained himself, I didn’t waste any time in arguing, questioning or in any other discussion over his “change of heart.” He’s free to evolve his ideas and opinions as anyone else. In all honesty, I should have interrogated him thoroughly before responding to Rob’s comment. The fault was mine although none of it was intentional.

The remainder of our celebration proceeded without mishap. Our meal was superb, the service outstanding and our time alone afterwards was – exceptional! Wink! 

We’re still married and even our confusion over the response to my friend’s comment was melted away by our shared passion of the occasion! As a matter of fact, that brief introduction in our dinner exchange may even have fueled our energy in the after-meal activity.

Mixed Race Gay Couple --- Image by © Illustration Works/Corbis

All readers here are invited to review the comments section below the designated post and calculate the voting. The tally was almost halfway divided which has led me to make a compromise. If a posting involves both Aaron and myself, I’ll include the above graphic as a part of that post entry. That way I can incorporate the image without ignoring it entirely.

As I was composing this post early this morning, I did share my compromise with my spouse. He readily agreed that the compromise was a workable solution that hopefully will satisfy everyone. Again, I want to thank everyone who posted their thoughts in the comments section of that day’s entry.

And for right now, I’ll continue with my usual gravatar to represent this site. I do sincerely appreciate everyone who participated in the process. Your thoughtfulness is what makes each one of you so very special!

Naked hugs!

Roger/ReNude Pride


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A same gender loving (gay) bare practitioner (nudist) who invites you to explore my blog. At times I may appear irreverent but I am in no way irrelevant!

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