mon 23 jul 2007 09:33:56 irving street, boston
i was wondering how many of us would show up for the procession from marty's liquors to the church, through allston. at worst i figured it would be a straggly dozen of us. i really didn't expect to be in a crowd of about 1000 walking down the middle of the street. that made me feel like something was happening that was bigger than all of us put together, i was impressed.
rob said, on the way back from the church, something to the effect that the message of all this is that any of us *can be* butch, can be the one who reaches out and shakes your hand and doesn't worry too much about how to survive.
strange ambiguity in the church ceremony, i'll have to write elsewhere about that.
ajw doesn't want me any more. i'm hitting on some guy's girlfriend.
s g collins