Saturday, March 12, 2011
I go through phases. Sometimes I read compulsively, easily going through 2 or 3 books a week. Sometimes I can't read at all. The latter has been me for months now. I don't know if it's a lack of time, lack of interest or a combination, but the moment I picked up Just Kids, I knew, for at least a week or so (due to a busy schedule) I'd found a home nestled deep inside an illustrious love affair. Being the natural romantic that I am, reading Just Kids has been a sort of emotional affair. The book chronicles Patti Smith and Robert Mappelthorpe's childhood histories and romance set against the stormy backdrop of 1970s New York; Broke, Starving, inspired and undoubtedly in love.
The book, and the work of both talented artists have given me new inspiration. Also, Robert Mappelthorpe is my dream man.