The Hit List - Gold lamé

Many moons ago, I was sitting in a Goth club with a group of fellow darkly-inclined friends, drinks in hand and black clothes perfectly draped. The familiar strains of Sisters of Mercy began blaring over the speakers when suddenly a man in a gold lamé get-up leaped onto the dance floor.

Instead of the usual “goth-y type dancing,” he was spinning around with an ecstatic look on his face. Soon, someone joined him, and they owned that dance floor.

My companions were not too pleased with this. One of them elbowed me in the ribs and said, “Look at that guy. Who wears gold lamé?”

Everyone at the table began to snicker. But then I replied, “I dunno…he looks like he’s having a pretty good time.” That wasn’t the “right answer.” I was cold-shouldered for the rest of the evening.

Frankly, I didn’t care. In fact, I enjoyed watching him do his own thing. His joy was contagious. Well, at least for me. Most of the Goths I knew don’t really do joy well. Shortly after this incident, I stopped going to that club and hanging around with this crew. I could be dark and brooding on my own without being a miserable asshole.

Every so often, I think of that guy. Especially when I see folks getting bothered by someone else’s good time. Why do we tend to crap on other people’s glitter? I don’t get it.

You don’t have to enjoy the same things. Difference is what makes us unique. If someone is gleeful about whatever (cats, AI apps, gooey chocolate cake dripping down their face, gold lamé, etc), LET THEM. Mind your own joy business.

The end.


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What I’m Grateful For:

Gold anything

Disco balls

New calendars


Dark chocolate peppermint bark



Soundtrack for 12/10/22

Supernatural by Barnes Courtney

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