I think about an article I recently read, about a former mistress and muse of Norman Mailer who has written a memoir.
Ms. Mallory, then 41, met Mr. Mailer at Elaine’s on the Upper East Side. It’s hard to say who went after whom. She was the first to invite him to coffee. He was the first to invite her to his hotel room (ostensibly to look over a manuscript she had written, which included an account of her one-night stand with Warren Beatty). After a round of edits, he placed his hand on her shoulder. “Take off your panties,” he said soon after, according to the book. “I want to experience your soul.”I've never read Norman Mailer, but that has got to be one of his greatest lines ever. Sigh.
Carole Mallory can turn a phrase herself. "In the beginning we spoke with our bodies. In the end we spoke with our minds."
Don't I know, only too well.
Am also (via Maud Newton this morning) becoming quite fascinated with Picasso's "long-time muse and mistress, Dora Maar, who was a photographer, poet and painter in her own right, as well as the inspiration for many Picasso masterpieces, most notably The Weeping Woman...."
Very many kisses for you this morning, dearest. I hope your day goes well.