The Dalai Lama
“Wow,” she thought. “Damn.” She had a specialist crush on the Dalai Lama, on TV now bowing in a gown and encouraging Americans not to lynch. “Man, the D. L. is looking ripped,” she said, macaroni from a tin in her cat-strewn apartment.
Is it possible to have a crush on the Dalai Lama? It is possible to have a crush on the Dalai Lama. She had a crush on the Dalai Lama so hard he hired quiet monks in saffron cassocks to write polite notes in reply to her letters. “Please stop writing to the Dalai Lama,” they said, intimate Polaroids returned to sender. “He is a man of peace, not this.”