Here I am in my Easter finery sitting next to my beautiful Mother. Please note the scowl on my face. I am furious – FURIOUS! I am adorned with that plain white carnation, the most blasé of the boutonnières, while Mother is wearing the most GORGEOUS violet corsage I have ever seen.
When we were all preparing to go to Mass and the flowers came out, I could not understand for the life of me why Mother got to wear that corsage and I was stuck with that plain carnation.
|"Violets Stir the Green-Eyed Monster"|
I am quite sure I sulked through the Easter Sunday Mass and possibly even after we got home.
I would brush my best friend Molly’s hair every day after school.
I was not interested in sports or other “masculine” things.
(in 1977 - at a Catholic high school!) and it was such a wonderfully freeing experience. To be able to match a name to all those feelings that signaled I was different from the other boys.
Sean Connery ("James Bond")