Character and Appearance

Edmund White States of Desire sums up the character of the gay men in Portland and Seatle thus

Few people in the Northwest appear to be individuals, but many do think for themselves. Elsewhere the reverse is true: the originality is all on the level of manners, not morals, of costume, not content.

I like how crafted the contrasts are in the concluding sentence. A nice surface effect.

And so for day 653