Lullaby

Lullaby

Thursday, December 9 “I sent him a pen and ink Picasso drawing, a woman’s face resting relaxed upon her arms, quiet… happy… I sang ‘There’s a kind of hush’ for him, and I whispered ‘I...

How Beautiful!

How Beautiful!

Wednesday, December 8 The view from the 13th floor in Rio: “Corcovado, o redentor, que lindo!” [Corcovado, the Redeemer, how beautiful! – “Corcovado,” by Tom Jobim, 1963.]

On the Exercise Ball

On the Exercise Ball

Monday, December 6 “I don’t have to do anything… I could be between your skirt all day. I’m getting hard already… just your words affect me. It is hard for me to picture you,...

Jaya, Jaya

Jaya, Jaya

Saturday, December 4 “So as I was making love to you again this morning, against the wall, on top of the kitchen sink, on the table, on the couch, on the floor, in the...

“Ferida” [“Wound”]

“Ferida” [“Wound”]

Friday, December 3 So, I’m here. Singing Cazuza: “I want the fortune of a tranquil lover…” Would you like to keep typing? You apparently don’t, so I’m sending you an email. When you listen...

Till There Was You

Till There Was You

Friday, December 3 Friday, December 3 I sang Beatles for him in an email, with the blue of Monet’s lilies all over the screen: Till There Was You. “How lovely you sing, mon amour,” he...

Mind Tricks

Mind Tricks

Wednesday, December 1st “The shadow was mine, not yours, it was of my doing… I could have said nothing… but that would be contrivance, manipulation… and what is between us is beyond contrivance…” At...

Love is the Best Motive

Love is the Best Motive

Today, for the first time, I risked showing to Alan a short paragraph of our book. He, who is usually uptight and very critical, open the widest of smiles: “Did I write this? I was...

My Name is Noga

My Name is Noga

Monday, November 29 In 2004, there were no free live communication apps like Skype, or WhatsApp, or anything else. It was the prehistory of online media and, for that matter, of online dating. Which today...

Dalla sua pace la mia dipende…

Dalla sua pace la mia dipende…

Wednesday, November 24 “(…) I emailed him a few poetic lines earlier this morning, with a Tito Schippa soundtrack, singing Mozart. But he failed to open it, seriously, how can a woman possibly be romantic...

Then… and Now

Then… and Now

Things change. When I was talking with Alan online back in 2004, I said (wrote) the following: “in 1994, I met this man, an urban shaman, and developed a deep connection with him.” Here...

Kathleen Battle’s Comeback to the Met

Kathleen Battle’s Comeback to the Met

I’ve just read in the NY Times: “It may be the biggest unfiring in opera since Maria Callas’s New York comeback: Kathleen Battle, a prima donna whose dismissal by the Metropolitan Opera more than...