Today when I remember that night, I feel sorrow for that suffering twenty-two-year-old, gratitude that no lasting harm came of his poor judgment, and wonder at what sometimes causes us to throw ourselves into the darkness, as if our greatest desire were to crash. Appreciate camp It's everything from Showgirls and Mommie Dearest to John Waters and your aunt Nancy who loves to show up at family events with lipstick on her teeth and do her Charo impersonation. The guy thanked her, turned and fled. Lara Jean is hiding in a bathroom stall when an envelope slides under the partition. Long story, keep reading.
I should stop.
It went away but returned over and over throughout my thirties and forties. Street cruising is mostly dead — no, it can't be done on Grindr — but a trip to a bath house will teach you all you ever need to know. For some reason I felt relieved: Her friends were stick-thin Depression-era women who wore dresses with belts, pleated skirts, and tight cotton blouses.