April 13th, 1978
Relaxed good-humored spring days. Relaxed in a busy way. I’ve been socializing more and more. I know it’s tedious of me to keep contrasting my current world with the life I just left. But the difference astounds me. I worry why the past year happened. I’m smart enough to know what makes me happy– how did I allow myself to live such a nervous unhappy half-life for so long?
Had the most wonderful evening last night. At Truitt’s party a few weeks ago I got into a nice conversation with his lover, Dick. We talked about plans that he has for making a movie. I suggested that I may be able to help with the publicity and advertising. He seemed really eager to discuss it further and suggested that we meet for dinner soon. I really didn’t expect to hear from him– I thought that, more than likely, it was just social chatter. But he did call the next week and we arranged to have dinner. Allan hates the guy– think he’s totally obnoxious. He convinced me that this talk about a movie was pure bullshit and that the guy is a sex maniac and was just being smooth in an effort to lay me.
Allan was probably right about that. It wasn’t what I had expected, however. Truitt was with him– we met and had dinner at a very warm and cozy Vietnamese restaurant in Georgetown. Good to see Truitt, I’ve always been really fond of him. But, his presence blew my theory about Dick. Seemingly. In fact, as it turned out, the idea to lay me was a mutual effort. After a thoroughly enjoyable dinner together we drove through a beautiful spring night to Truitt’s apartment and sat on the screened-in back porch and drank lots of red wine and smoked dope and finally all three would up in bed together for a couple of hours of incredibly wonderful sex. It was so nice that I have been in a marvelous mood all day today.