Providence, Rhode Island (1977)
Sometimes with accompanying self-costumes as her matching male companions, or sometimes just as their off-screen stylist.
I have many pictures of her dressed as Cleopatra, Carmen Miranda, and Eva Peron at varied times in her life.
I even had Miss Piggy giving speeches on the balcony of the Casa Rosada, in her traveling clothes for the "Rainbow Tour," etc.
I was a confirmed Anglophile at an extremely early age and this photo shows me at the peak of my powers. I mean, look at the details. It's as though Miss Piggy just stepped out of a Holbein portrait. Even my "stippled" Tudor beard is a revelation.
The first time I took a trip to London in the late 1990's and visited Henry VIII's historic home, Hampton Court, all I could think of was this picture. I remember thinking to myself, 'Yes. Miss Piggy and I got it right!'
I think I always felt different, and I somehow always knew I was gay.
Thank God, because I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
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