The other night, my E.S. and I had dinner with N. and A., a lesbian couple who are friends of mine. E.S., who is a medical student, and N., who is not but who is interested in medicine, got into an involved conversation about medical school. They talked about E.S.’s current rotation, which is at a substance abuse treatment center, and the kind of work he wants to do once he’s a full-fledged psychiatrist. He’s not so interested in sit-on-my-couch-and-tell-me-about-your-mother psychiatry; instead, he wants to work in hospitals, helping people who are really, really crazy. That is, until he reaches his eventual goal (after a stint in Doctors Without Borders), which is to run a gay community health center.
I sat there and thought, I spend all my time with theater people, who are the most self-involved people on the face of the earth. And here you are, making a life out of helping others.
I felt so damn proud of him I could hardly stand it.
If you break into a rendittion of “Can’t Help Loving that Man” I will fall to knees in awe. Does E.S. have a single gay brother who would like his own pet stand up comic?
Fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly.
I gotta love one–
Oh, sorry about that.
E.S., unfortunately for many people, has no brothers, gay or straight, single or otherwise. He does, however, have a terrific sister who I’m sure would love a pet stand-up comic.
Not that that does you any good.
I was reading this post, and at first I thought Faustus was cheating on AR and I with another lesbian couple! Then I realized N was me. 🙂
Right. I just can’t ever remember A.’s last name.
You should be proud! That is fantastic!
I agree, it’s fantastic that Faustus can’t ever remember A’s last name.
not *all* theater people are completely self involved. some, indeed, are involved with actors.
ALL theater people are completely self-involved. I can confirm that. But in other news, someone who has built up a career dealing with dangerously crazy people should certainly have the credentials to deal with you. 🙂
That was so sweet 🙂 Oh my gosh, reading your blog is like, eating a box filled with chocolates… Melts in my heart~~~~
And to think you ever had doubts. You truly sound like someone in love now. I’m proud of you.