So my friend messaged me these pics and that she found them on some tumblr blog about naked celebrities. Of course my response was,“But Joe’s not a celebrity.”
“Really, Heather? His ass is all over the internet and your first thought is that he’s not a celebrity?!?”
That they were old enemies who shared a childhood was now a barrier- they
were embarrassed before their former selves. Their rivalry had become vague and
even constrained in recent years, but it was still an old habit, and to break
it now in order to become strangers on intimate terms required a clarity of
purpose which had temporarily deserted them.