Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mag 163 , 4/7/13, By Mistake

                                                          Woman With a Towel, 1898, Edgar Degas


                Elise was quite self conscious and I walked in on her one day; just after the doctors had allowed her back brace to be removed.
              "Hal!" she remonstrated me- wrapping the glorious towel up to her chin, " Why didn't you knock?!"
               " I am so sorry" I scrambled and ducked out of the room very quickly, my face very hot I am sure!
The glorious hair and generous figure stuck with me- to the point of my having to attempt a
pastel sketch for myself, which I kept tucked carefully away in a desk drawer, under some books.
                She never said another word to me about it, but every time I ran into her at the florist I swear her cheeks got a little rosier too!

21 comments:

zongrik said...

ha, why do't you knock. that's the simple explanation!!

Lower Body Wrap

Brian Miller said...

haha...yes i think they might have...interesting the obsession as well...to the point of drawing and keeping it to look back on...

SueAnn Lommler said...

Wonderful description of an embarrassing moment....love it
Hugs
SueAnn

Charleen said...

So basically, she is extremely self-conscious, with no need to be.

Cloudia said...

Magnificent art! Glad you didn't knock!



Aloha

Helena said...

We've all been there- that embarrassing exposure - but at least here it was a more pleasant view accidentally on show!

Steve E said...

Entirely believable, it happens. I know!

And nearly always there is some psychological wear-and-tear. But that slice of life is a lot more fun than SOME of my mistakes!

Well-written encounter, Izzy, and a story with no ending.....

Berowne said...

Charming and appealing...

Yvonne Osborne said...

Such a fun little story, and a unique take on the prompt! I love the sketch tucked away in a desk drawer, where we all keep secrets.

Jinksy said...

A tale of youthful innocence, no less...

Kathe W. said...

whoops! A charming vignette- have a great day!

gautami tripathy said...

Such a dream piece...!!

I am truly amazed how that painting has taken us venturing into new paths...

paint me in many hues, not just black

Cloudia said...

Nice post.


Aloha

Lyn said...

This feels so real..so seductive...lucky accident!

Tess Kincaid said...

Charming...love this...

mindlovemisery said...

Very charming indeed, I am the sort to blush quite easily

~T~ said...

Interesting vignette--leaves me curious...

Managua Gunn said...

Nice story, rosie indeed!

Sue said...

haha

I would so dislike being walked in on and then having the viewer be an artist who later captures the moment for posterity in pastel.

Nice job of brining the art to life.

=)

Margaret said...

Well... as to what Sue says... if I had a lovely image like this to immortalize myself, I'd have NO objections.

Your poem is quite ingenious that it doesn't let the reader know whether the intruder/artist is a man or a woman... and I like that.

Katherine said...

Accidental Art..I love this!