I keep thinking of Norm, decease and what he might have done before he died. I see him at 55 driving around in the scraggly NC nights of side road brambles and suicidal deer.
I myself stopped driving around alone in the country for no good reason some great number like 7 years ago. Back when I was a youth I would drive around simply to drive around. Some of my last alone car trips of in a thirty mile radius for no good reason were to the Paradise Club strip joint out there by the trailer park on 87 near Eli Whitney.
When I lived in Manhattan it was a comfort for me that I could drop in at a Strip Joint in neighborhoods I had general reasons to be in, or were close. Down in the Wall Street area there was on Katharine and I went to together I most enjoyed one evening. Billy Rays was good too alone talking with the Ballerina from Conneticutt. She taught dance, and stripped cause she was a good dancer. She said it took the same skills to deal with children and men at the strip joint.
I know two other professional women who did stripping. Heather Woodbury is a significant performance artist and the star of the best Super 8 Feature I've ever seen: Larry Fessenden's Hollow Venus. She put on as Director great classic striptease at the "Premier" of Hollow Venus. Heather is a great force of nature for all her unrepentant theatrics.
Since Norm bought a Strip Joint with his lottery winnings I need to introduce him to Heather somehow, in spirit.