There are lots of things that gay men dream of. One of them is to quote lines from Gloria Swanson’s iconic “Sunset Boulevard” character, Norma Desmond. And today, I am fulfilling my dream. (giggles)
As you can see, I have a new blog entry. You may ask, “Bridget, is this a comeback?” In true Norma Desmond fashion, I answer you (with diffused lighting no less): I hate that word [comeback]. It’s a return, a return to the millions of people who have never forgiven me for deserting the screen.
Ah yes, how could I have deserted my fans like that. Hehehe. Kidding aside, i miss my friends more than blogging itself. I have found myself reviewing this tribute to all of you and I suddenly missed everyone. I also found myself reading my past entries and reliving all the emotions as I was reading all of them. The reaction was as visceral as the first time I wrote them. And the comments? I felt the genuine connection to whatever I wrote. This drove me to the conclusion that I missed THAT connection. That feeling that I have touched someone’s life by making them laugh or cry with me, or just by simply making people relate. Getting reactions like “that happened to me too!” makes my day…and I really miss that.
So, I am returning to what I love most. Connecting with people. I know I see most of my blogfriends in Facebook but interactions are too short. Unlike the intimacy that we have when reading my blog entries, you commenting/laughing/crying/getting mad and basically sharing what I feel, that’s what I want to revive.
Hence, I will see everyone soon–and I know you will be there. Why? Because I am a star. And as Norma Desmond said: No-one ever leaves a star. That’s what makes one a star.
(Looks at the camera…frames face…catches the light…and utters through the blinding spotlight) I am ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille…”