I'm closing out the Fire Island Pines series with a photo that's playful and a bit serious at the
same time. Before you move on and tackle your day, remember that according to Tom Bianchi
himself, fully half or more of the beautiful men on these pages were lost to the AIDS epidemic.
The images should remind us all to take nothing for granted in the present and to hold close our
loved ones and our memories of the past. At some point they may be all you have left.