PRIDE: Legends, Life and Love Marc Gave - There's a Sorrow in His Eyes
mixed media $250
This line, from the Joni Mitchell song “Tin Angel,” captures the dilemma of a man I knew well, gone now eleven years. Willing to acknowledge but unwilling to accept his erotic and romantic feelings toward other men, he lived an emotional life of unquiet desperation, longing for connection but having it elude him.
The follow-up line “What might happen if I try to put another heart in him?” expresses the hope, frustration, and final resignation of a long-patient friend (not I) who wanted the connection that wouldn’t come to be.
My homage implores viewers to embrace their truth and let it overcome their fear.