My Norma Desmond Moment

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…”

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