Tuesday, December 31, 2019
I'd rather have Marguerite, but instead we have five diamonds in an admittedly complicated setting.
it all seems metaphorical for life at the moment.
We intend to make something new of the ring. Keepsakes for dear ones and a re-casting of the gold.
a useful reminder
Monday, December 23, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Jingle All The Gay! from Kitten N' Lou on Vimeo.
The past few Decembers I have been lucky enough to usher for a drag holiday show called "Jingle all the Gay" (formerly "Homo for the Hoidays"). Last week was opening night and after an hour of frantic set-up--hauling risers and chairs across the Oddfellows' wooden floors, dragging trash down the freight elevator and dodging performers doing sound check--the doors opened and I stamped hands and gave out the bathroom code to a few hundred be-sparkled revelers. The first two smiling men in the door wore festive suit jackets and had glitter in their beards.
It's a colorful, happy event and one that always brings me to tears. For all the gaiety and sexiness and madcap song-and-dance numbers, there's an undercurrent of activism, a growing sense of alarm at the ugliness of the wider world. It's a time for togetherness and laughs and defiance. For what is comedy but the truth told with a smile?
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