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Psychedelic Babes

They knew that people are easily bored and constantly crave new stimulation. So they did their best to animate the world around them. Since the eye likes to travel, they often wore dresses that put vision on the road. They … Continue reading

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Self-Portrait with Hat

The day of her birthday, her thoughts were stronger than mirrors. “The future is now”, she told herself, “and I must focus on the present before it runs out.” Birthdays made her think of musical arrangements. The song is the … Continue reading

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Dodie Smiths’ Incipit

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small town on the Pacific Coast about 300 miles north of L.A. It was initially inhabited by the Esselens, a 4,000 year old culture that lived in caves and covered their walls with hand prints. Caves, said … Continue reading

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Dancing

It was 1926 and in Paris the autumn leaves were falling. For our weekend rendezvous, Hugh and I went to the Folies Bergère to see Josephine Baker dancing in her banana skirt. While she was naughtily dancing with her shadow, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Physical (part 1)

Marily and I were sitting on her balcony listening to the cicadas because, she said, it was a form of Zen. I was trying to translate the cicadas’ sound into onomatopoeia when I saw this striking woman walk by.  She … Continue reading

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