How has someone with HIV/AIDS touched your life? World AIDS Day, 2014 pic.twitter.com/P2rRZfp2em
— SAM PAGE (@PeaceLoveLunges) December 1, 2014
My friend Dr. Michael Horn surprised me with birthday tickets to the final performance of BalletBoyz at the Ahmanson on the first full weekend of November 2014. It’s the same theatre I saw Glenn Close’s incredible finale as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard with Marcy in 1994. To create this magnificent performance, 80 “boyz” came to London from around the world for the open call. Ten were chosen.
The performance was rigorous yet intimate. Sensual yet powerful. Beautiful yet strong. Sheer male energy, tempered with the feminine energy that created a sort of malleability that allowed the powerful motions to become very tender, even sensual. Continue reading BalletBoyz: On Love + Manhood
Life can change in a flash. So while you still have it, make sure you take the time to really appreciate what you have. We often don’t think about the things we have until they’re gone. Health. Money. Loved ones. Family. Work. If you’re young, you might think your parents are going to be around forever. They’re not. You might fantasize about getting back in touch with an old friend or flame, but unless you make it happen, it’s likely you won’t. You might think you have some money to spend on something but you never know what will happen tomorrow. Nothing, absolutely nothing—is guaranteed to be there for you tomorrow. And that includes those people you love. It even includes yourself. Don’t take ANYTHING for granted.