12/01/2009 04:46 pm ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Rethinking RIP on World Aids Day

Aids Day got me thinking about my high school film teacher Richard
Umans. Yale scholar and lover of hi lo culture. After feeling a big bucket of love for him I started to think RIP. But then I started wondering is that what we really wish for the dead? Or ourselves
when we're disembodied? To Rest in Peace? Nothing against peace or rest. But as the endgame?

I think I'd prefer Swirl In Grace. SIG. Or
Dance With Light. DWL. Or Play In Transformation. PIT. At any rate here's to Richard and many other
friends and artists and lovers.  LIT. Laugh In Timelessness.