Leslie is Loving, Encouraging, a Mentor and Brilliant To Me, for as long as I can remember, which would be all my life. He’s My Brother. He was always trying to tell me what to do, growing up and we still share things, thoughts, opinions and life experiences.
When Leslie was a student at California State University, Northridge (he doesn’t know this) he started giving me books to read. During that time I didn’t like to read outside of school, but I would take the book, keep it for awhile and then give it back to him. Leslie would say, ‘did you like the book? I would say yeah, he would say cool.’ I would read the excerpt on the back of the book just in case he wanted to talk about it. This process went on for years and I’ve enjoyed telling this story for years.
I love reading books now, I have 5 magazine subscriptions, down from 11, I read the News Paper daily and I write short life stories for women strive community blog. Leslie Planted The Seed.
Leslie Small, Kevin Heart And Me, (Whom You Can’t See) On The Red Carpet
Leslie is a Director/Producer and throughout the years he has invited me to visit with him while he is working. He called me one morning at about 1 am and asked me if I wanted to hang out the following evening. I said sure. I went to the location right after work. I had on jeans, a tee-shirt and flip flops.
When I arrived at the location, I didn’t know it was a red carpet event; Being The Confident Person That I Am, I walked right onto the red carpet. Microphones, Lights, Cameras, Action. When Leslie arrived he called me so we could meet. I had walked all around the red carpet socializing before he got their. He was smiling and asked me if I was going to walk the read carpet with him, I said, dressed like this, I don’t think so; he laughed and It was time for him and Kevin to walk the red carpet and give short interviews.
I walked to the end of the interview area to take their picture, for my friend, who enjoys Kevin’s work a lot. Once they got almost to the end of the line where I was standing, I called Leslie’s name and told him I wanted to take their picture. Leslie told Kevin; they stopped the interview, momentarily and posed.
I THOUGHT TO MY SELF WHILE DRIVING HOME THAT EVENING; MY BROTHER TOTALLY ACCEPTS ME JUST AS I AM AND HAS WANTED ONLY THE BEST FOR MY LIFE
– ALL MY LIFE
Story by Bouvia and photos
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