I had written him this long letter over the summer about what an important person he was to me and how I had his quotes hung up all over my room and written on all my notebooks and just generally about him being my idol. I stuffed it full of pictures of when my theatre company did Hairspray and of me in my John Waters shirt posing with my new camera. It was kinda dorky, but I sent it anyway never really thinking I’d ever get a reply.
Two months passed and I didn’t think anything of it until I got this postcard in the mail. It has a picture of Divine and Edith Massey on the front of it, and reads:
Thank you for your very sweet letter.
When I got it I legit cried in front of my mailbox because wow the one person I look up to so much knows I exist and actually took time out of his busy cult film-making book-writing day to hand write me this little thank you note and I thought that was so sweet. It meant so many things like, yeah he actually DID read my letter! He cared enough to write me this little note! He appreciated my dorky letter!
So yeah that’s the story of my John Waters postcard and why its the most important thing I own. I still tear up when I look at it sometimes and it always cheers me up on a bad day.