Frank Episale is an editor, writer, educator, and theatre artist living and working in Brooklyn. He holds a BFA from New York University, an MA from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and an MPhil from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. This is his (infrequently updated) blog. He's pretty google-able, if you'd like to know more.

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Wednesday
Aug142019

date night

It's funny the things we remember and the things we forget.

Many years ago, I went on a date with a beautiful guy I met on AOL. He lived in Yoko Ono's/John Lennons' building, I think. He told me that he re-read Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo and du Maurier's Rebecca once each year. He rode horses. He grew orchids. He was dismissive of Michelangelo, considering him a typical talent/craftsman of his time. He was interested in pediatric oncology, but I don't think he actually followed through and studied it at an advanced level. He was half French and half Vietnamese. He had ADD, and I had to help him navigate the menu where we ate dinner (Rain, a pan-Asian place on the upper west side). We never kissed, but I did read both Dumas and du Maurier because of him.

I don't remember his name.

 

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