How Larry Kramer's Normal Heart Thunders With Our Lost Love

July 23, 2014 3:15 PM

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How Larry Kramer's Normal Heart Thunders With Our Lost Love

I watched The Normal Heart (HBO movie of Larry Kramer's play) on a recent Sunday with my daughter, my boyfriend and my sister. We watched in real time, like old-fashioned TV, everyone watching together, the Rangers game voted down by a narrow margin.

As I watched the horrors of a history I lived through, I was struck by how we live through the present without any sense of what it will look like from the future. History always seems in the past, marked by things like the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam. We forget we are al...

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