Exactly! Mark has a face that’s a little bit pocked, a nose that’s a little bit smushed, and he’s probably right that no Classical sculptor would have chosen him as a subject, but his beauty shines through.

I was thinking of Mike in Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. “You have your own face,” was his highest expression of beauty.

But Dr. Who certainly applies too!

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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