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Jennifer Clement   ::   Widow Basquiat

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'Don't cry over anything that can't cry over you.'
But the reason I decided to go to New York was because I had seen Iggy Pop and I thought I had seen God. And because I had sent to Interview magazine for Rene Ricard's first book of poetry 'The Blue Book'. I had never sent for anything before but something told me to do this. I had read that book over and over again like a Bible. I realized that a book can reach out and embrace you like an arm and make you walk away from everything you thought you understood.
'High heels are a plot against women, they throw our spines out and stop us from standing on the ground.'
It was clear that his sexual interest was not monochromatic. It did not rely on visual stimulation, such as a pretty girl. It was a very rich multi-chromatic sexuality. He was attracted to people for all different reasons. They could be boys, girls, thin, fat, pretty, ugly. It was, I think, driven by intelligence. He was attracted to intelligence more than anything and to pain. He was very attracted to people who silently bore some sort of inner pain as he did and he loved people who were one-of-a-kind, people who had a unique vision of things.
books i've read..
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2005 [37 read]
2004 [32 read]
2003 [18 read]
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2001 [43 read]
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