...one guy that I have known from AA meetings for a long time, is now a woman. She wears a skirt, but does not have a feminine body yet.
Many years ago I thought that women probably like him, he looked like one local rock star.
After the meeting, in the yard, the other participants seemed to be embarrassed and avoided him/her, but I stayed to talk with -- her, I should say.
Maybe it is good for me that he is so familiar, my attitude toward trans people has been quite negative in a way: I have said yuck shit hell, those people hate us, why should I understand them? Maybe I understand them better now. One poster at VoA has also made me more understanding. And I even said I have my own secret and told him/her an important thing about myself, and he/she made a gesture as if zipping his mouth: she won't tell others.
Other than that, I said in the meeting that there is no observer in the background of our minds, that the mind -- or our ability to observe our thoughts -- requires an outside observer as little as the universe requires a creator, and after having said it I thought that it was quite well said.
The universe is the same as existence. Hm, does it have the opposite? :) In fact existence does not even have the opposite.