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Feliz año nuevo a todos desde el reino. Ajusten su compás…

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A Model

H. Matisse and model

H. Matisse and model

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……He placed the screen in front of me so that I could change my dress. I threw the clothes over the screen. As I threw my last piece of underwear over the top of the screen I saw the painter’s face appear at the top, smiling. But it was done so comically and ridiculously, like a scene in a play, that I said nothing, got dressed, and took the pose.
……Every half-hour I would get a rest. I could smoke a cigarette. The painter put on a record and said: “Will you dance?”
……We danced on the highly polished floor, turning among the paintings of beautiful women. At the end of the dance, he kissed my neck. “So dainty,” he said. “Do you pose in the nude?”

 

-Anaïs Nin, “A Model”

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“Cuando el pájaro del sueño pensó hacer su nido en mi pupila, vio las pestañas y le aterró la red.”

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(prove that I lie-prove that I lie-prove that I lie-please, prove that I lie)

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