Nobody loves you when you are old & gay (and feminine)
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Another weblog entry extracted from a Live Journal comment.
... the future of an ambiguous/androgynous little nancy boy
I'd like to hope that we can move to a future where the experiences of androgynous gay guys won't be relevant. Too early to guess.
I don't want to drift, but crass careerism bores me. I need more poetry to my life.
One day I'll write about what a lousy employee I could be. We're lucky in being able to want more than survival, unlike our distant ancestors. Doing what is necessary and managing to find satisfaction I think is a uniquely 20th century problem. Even the poorest of us, in Europe and America, are more comfortable than we would've been long ago. We can imagine satisfactions and pleasures that the poor peasant farmer we might've been a couple of hundred years ago couldn't conceive.
Seaching for love seems horribly romantic
No kidding. But as you say you have a backup plan.
Everyone I've every had a long term relationship with just sorta landed on me anyhow
Funny how they just pop up despite all your careful planning.
There are the historic fears: gay men of getting older, women of getting older. Possibly feminine gay men feel them more strongly. When I was twenty I thought that by thirty it'd be time to call the gravedigger. Luckily that was a silly illusion.
Ties in nicely with today's: Childhood, overrated