Excuse the dry spell here at DoaWE....my willy-nilly life was filled with too much Working and not enough Wandering for my taste. Fortunately, I did manage a late night screening of the Merchant Ivory film Maurice and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I hadn't seen the film in ages and I was struck (once again) by the beautiful styling and the refreshingly frank gay narrative....also, it brought back a flood of memories from my first viewing.....back then I was a newly out gay man attempting to navigate the rather choppy seas of dating with nary a safety-orange life vest to protect my gullible heart. My dinghy of a boat was sinking fast into a whirlpool of negativity.....who knew all I needed was a lush period film with a gay story line to get me safely to shore? I remember sitting in that darkened theater watching the story of Maurice unfold.....his struggles with his sexuality, his secret loves both lost and found....and feeling my inner romantic idealist breathe a sigh of relief because hope was finally restored.
In my thrillingly delusional existence as a world renowned designer, stylist, photographer, writer, flea-market scavenger and tap dancer my wandering eyes chance upon many items of wonder and beauty. This blog is where I share my visual discoveries. Thanks for wandering over and taking a look.
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