You are at the gay bar when you see him, standing just down the bar from you. As he lifts a glass to his lips, you see a birthmark on his neck, a port wine stain. He sets the glass down, turns towards you, and winks, so subtle you hardly even see it. But you get the message- he sees you and knows you, and welcomes you to his home. Where the DJ picks thumping music and the atmosphere is one of hot breath and thundering hearts and all that matters for the moment is LIFE, he welcomes you.