Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wait For A Mystery Lover
Another piece of Second Day Reported. Thanks so much for reading!
The last movie Edie Sedgwick made before her big split with Andy Warhol was Lupe. The plot, as thin as any porno movie, went something like this -- Edie got ready, put her face on as they used to say, which in Edie's case took considerable time , each eyelash just so, and then she dons an Aztec ceremonial gown and waits for a mystery lover. This other worldly lover never shows up and she overdoses and ends with her head in the toilet.
Andy instructed Edie to vomit for the last scene, but she couldn't. Despite all those bulimics who make it look effortless, it's not something everyone can will. We are not made for such small acts of death. Instead, we carry our toxins with us, swirling around our polluted systems until we can no longer stand it.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"To him who has been hurt, everything rustles." Sophocles
Drinking movie suggestion: Lolita
Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Wednesday! I'm in the midst of a lot of craziness, but I promise to respond to all e-mail by the weekend!