January 28, 2004

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.

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10 Responses to The other night, my E.S.

  1. Patrick says:

    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?

  2. 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.

  3. RM says:

    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. :-)

  4. Right. I just can’t ever remember A.’s last name.

  5. Dr.P says:

    You should be proud! That is fantastic!

  6. matt says:

    I agree, it’s fantastic that Faustus can’t ever remember A’s last name.

    :P

  7. jon collins says:

    not *all* theater people are completely self involved. some, indeed, are involved with actors.

  8. David says:

    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. :)

  9. Wayne says:

    That was so sweet :) Oh my gosh, reading your blog is like, eating a box filled with chocolates… Melts in my heart~~~~

  10. MzOuiser says:

    And to think you ever had doubts. You truly sound like someone in love now. I’m proud of you.

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