Always Forever by Ansh Das
Saw an old friend at an event recently and we briefly discussed about this book, Always Forever....
Saw an old friend at an event recently and we briefly discussed about this book, Always Forever. I have long wanted to buy it but have been putting if off until I have the time to sit down and read it. I did, however, read the preview at Amazon and already I felt like I was reliving the most private thoughts of the author.
With mostly friends and familiar people playing major characters in the story, I almost felt guilty, like I was peeking at someone's diary. The book's author, Ansh Das though is hardly a stranger. We started communicating through Facebook not long after the time when the story in the book started. As a fellow supporter of gay rights, Ad and I had discussed about writing for a website called globalgam.com then known as sfgam.com.
The book's subject, Mikee, was a constant companion when I used to cover for the Mr Gay World competition here in the Philippines. Mikee died in 2011. He was only 24.
More than a personal tribute, this is a story about love and loss. It is a story about soulmates and a promise that is kept, Always Forever.