"It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. Lightly, lightly… So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly."
If you haven’t seen Paris is Burning yet, take 75 minutes and make yourself a better, more fierce human by watching it. Even if you have seen it, time for a refresher course in realness. Enjoy the time when queer culture was in its pure, non-mainstreamed state.