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TWO EXCERPTS FROM “THE BEAUTY QUEEN”….LET NO DEED GO UNPUBLISHED…..
"When is a KISS---more than a KISS?"
The kiss didn’t end my marriage (nothing ends before it begins) but it ignited my emotions. It confirmed how desperately I needed love; how vulnerable I’d become; and how much I wanted someone to care for me. Looking back, it’s not difficult to imagine that a female voice student, ten years younger, kissed me passionately and I kissed her back. After enduring a manipulative mother, a heartless husband, hateful small town critics, and so many missed opportunities—I simply wanted to be loved. My voice student left for college but stayed in touch through phone calls and letters. Penning her romantic thoughts on paper, it didn’t take long before someone--other than me-- read her confessions of love…..
"My philandering husband-- had a thing for secretaries...."
Like his past secretary-girlfriends--- Jack’s latest girlfriend didn’t have secretarial training but the way she dressed-----short skirts and tight sweaters--- insured job security.
Remember, it was the sixties and very much a man’s world. Unlike his flat-chested secretary from Southern Federal, Jack’s new personal secretary, his latest queen-of-typewriters and all-things-long-and-short-hand had two, lively assets. She didn’t have attractive legs and her face was homely but, as the male majority would say, “Who the hell is looking at her face?”
Most intriguing, Our Girl-Friday didn’t shave her legs, underarms, or the curly hairs sprouting around the tip of each asset. Don’t doubt me; the day came when I saw them up-close and very personal…..