You Are Normal

Tonight, we're all normal.

Last summer, I saw a special presentation of The Wizard of Oz. It was at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, hosted by John Waters. He was the perfect host for this movie.

After it was over, he was greeting fans and signing books. I waited in line for about 40 minutes to meet him. This was a bucket list item for me and I wasn’t going to miss this chance.

I knew what I wanted to tell him. I got up to the head of the line and said, “I love your work. It makes me feel normal.” He replied, with great attitude, “You are normal. Tonight, we’re all normal.” A blessing from the Pope would not have made me feel better.


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