Just when I was finally getting Brokeback Mountain out of my system (aren't you proud of me for putting it that way instead of....?), along comes Rufus Wainwright with his video of The Maker Makes from the haunting BBM soundtrack. Love him long time and love the song. You can check out the languid and lovely video here along with Rufus' thoughts on the song.
I know a bit about staying where you don't really belong. I was reminded of it just this morning. I was speaking to this woman at work (she also happens to be my neighbor) when she suggested that all the problems the Catholic church is having fall squarely on the shoulders of letting gays in the priesthood. It's not like I sat there and agreed, but I kept my mouth shut. Aren't you so very proud of me? I left that room and ran into the two receptionists discussing a house fire of a cousin of a friend where the house burned except for the wall where the crucifix was hanging. It gave them chills. Gave me chills too, but not quite in the same way, I'm guessing. It always gives me headshaking pause when people try to find god in rust, driftwood, and their mashed taties. And do you know why I stay? I've come to realize it's a blend of fear and greed. I'm afraid to start over and I'm afraid to be poor again. Again, proud?
PS I never noticed how Rufus and Johnny (see below) share some gay face.
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