Friday, June 22, 2007
Molly Parkin: 'Crones must say yes to a shag'
Since Molly Parkin intuited a home at Madame Arcati, she has given an interview to the Mail on Sunday's You magazine (out July 15 - alas The Sunday Times lost out) and to John Mortimer's biographer Valerie Grove for Saga magazine. Such is the influence of Arcati over the media who readily deploy their tried and trusted hacks in my wake! Meanwhile, darling Molly writes of her surfer lover who has re-connected with her via the medium of Arcati (Molly's painting left of the blissful Las Vegas shag) ...
Photography: Tommy Candler. Click here for her site
WHAT AN UTTERLY THRILLING OUTCOME, HAVING THE DIVINE SURFER-BOY, LABAN, ARISE FROM DOWN UNDER! AND WITH WHAT TYPICAL SWEETNESS, HIS SENTIMENTS..........
BUT NEITHER ONE OF US WOULD EVER HAVE FORGOTTEN THE OTHER, DRAWN TOGETHER AT FIRST SIGHT BY A FORCE OF NATURE WE COULDN'T DENY. AND SUCH A POIGNANT PARTING, HE WITH MOIST EYES AND ME WITH A LUMP IN MY THROAT, FOLLOWING THE EXPLOSIVE SHAG IN THE GENTS LAVVY.
I STILL RETAIN A PALPABLE SENSE OF HIS PRESENCE. MY SUBSEQUENT BOASTING, WRITING, AND PAINTING OF OUR MUTUAL PASSION HAS NOW GIVEN IT AN ALMOST MYTHIC QUALITY. ONE THAT GLOWS IN THE DARK AND BRINGS A SMILE. LABAN CAME AS A GIFT IN MY LATER YEARS. HE SO UNTARNISHED, SO SUNNY, HAPPY AS A SANDBOY.
AND I WOULD WISH THAT CRONES THE GLOBE OVER COULD BE SIMILARLY BLESSED. I SAY TO THEM ALL, WHEN OPPORTUNITY BECKONS NEVER REFUSE. YOUTH STOKES UP THE FIRE IN DYING EMBERS. MY ENTIRE EXISTENCE HAS BLOSSOMED SINCE SAYING YES.
I SLEPT WITH ENOUGH 70 AND 80 YEAR OLD MEN IN MY TWENTIES TO KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. I CHERISHED THEIR WORDS OF WISDOM ON THE PILLOW AND LEARNED ABOUT LOVE AND LIFE THAT WAY.
MELBOURNE REWARDED ME WITH ONE OF HER SONS.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, MA FOR YOUR PART IN ALL THIS. HAD I SAID NO TO YOU, LABAN WOULD NEVER HAVE RETURNED TO MY LIFE. WILL YOU FORWARD HIS EMAIL? OR GIVE HIM MINE?