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January 11th, 2005

landing in the desert @ 11:59 am

 
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From:unzeugmatic
Date:January 12th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
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he says
maybe if i cut my hair and trimmed my beard
people would like me


I've been getting that, or at least a version of that, for twenty years or more. There are many ways to parse it, but they all reflect on the person making the comment and have nothing to do with its presumed recipient.

i try and explain to him
that i don't what people to like me for looking like everyone else...


That's close to my philosophy. With me it's a rejection of the triumph of iconography. Well, that and I just like being able to sit on my braid.
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From:dominicvine
Date:January 17th, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
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well, obviously
i hear this all the time

and it doesn't bother me all that much

... especially when i can write about it!

amazingly enough
being "in the bear community" again this weekend
shows me just how "strange" it is for me to look this way here
it kinda freaks a lot of people out
and becomes OK only after they have expressed their nevousness about it
(shrugs)

in enjoyment of being whoever we are
we often have difficulties fitting into boxes and groups, eh?

anyway
glad to hear from you
still haven't seen you in the USA yet!

tell me when you're coming out west again

HUGS

(i can only hope that my hair grows long enough for me to sit on it someday...)
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From:unzeugmatic
Date:January 18th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
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anyway
glad to hear from you
still haven't seen you in the USA yet!


I was link-surfing to divert myself at work when I came upon the pictures of the folks who'd be attending the event in Phoenix. From there I found your current web presence. I thought I'd drop a note but it seemed smoother to comment on a livejournal entry, just to say that I'm here.

tell me when you're coming out west again

I'm well due for a trip to SF. There are plans for one in June (for an old friend's wedding), but I may just come out for a few days sooner than that. I'll let you know, although from reading your journal it's not clear where you will be in a few months time.

In any case, I'm here on livejournal.


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