Last year I was watching the parade in awe, smiling and sweating in the beaming sunlight. This time, my smile was even wider as I danced along the route proudly wearing my bright blue Fred Hutch tee and waiving rainbow-colored ribbons, completely embraced by the loving, accepting atmosphere this fantastic city is all about.
And trust me, my friend Tony was not overly grieved as he lead our way in the black Tesla, an electric sports car graciously lent to us by one of the FHCRC faculty members. To be honest, I don't know where he went after the parade; I think he might have just taken off into the sunset, never looking back.
Seattle, I love you! Happy pride!