KaleidoScot’s Paolo Bazzoni shares his story: “My mum was a very clever woman. I think somewhere ‘in the back of her head’ she always knew I would not get a wife, so she taught me how to saw, iron, knit and cook, as I child. When I was about 14, she sat me down in the kitchen, for a talk. She opened with ‘I have something to ask: I have the impression that you may be, that you may have … some desires – not like everyone else. Am i right?'”
I said -“‘yes, I do’ ‘I thought so,’ she said. ‘Don’t talk about this with your father. Leave that to me’ and that was that.
“I was so worried I would be in trouble once I confirmed her suspicions, but it was fine. She did try to do whatever she though a mother should do, throwing me a feeble ‘would you like to talk to a doctor?’ and I don’t know where it came from, but i heard myself say ‘I am not sick. I am just different’. Then we cooked.”