Its always nice when a friend asks if you’re free to meet him in town for a meal. Its even nicer when you know that he doesn’t live in this area but over two hours away by road but just happens to be coming up from the London area for the day. So, I was delighed to accept with alacrity. The fact that he was bringing a friend was a bonus. Especially when I knew who it was, as she was someone important in my life although we’d only met briefly once before…..
The day shone bright (and so it should for flaming June, EVEN in England………….!) and I met them at the appointed time, in the market place where there were busy bars and restaurants. I found them straight away and greeted them both with a hug and kiss. We sat chatting over drinks aboout the weather (how English!), the people in our lives and the lastest gossip. And then I was able to ask her the question, the one I KNEW I was going to ask her…………..
“So, how do you like it then?”
And she replied with a big grin and said “I love it, I love it so much I’ve bought a mirror so that I can see it from both angles”
I smiled with delight and asked her if others had noticed her secret?
She shook her head “No, they haven’t”
I was even more delighted to hear that. That was EXACTLY what I wanted to hear!
Infact a guy she knows had been standing really close to study it and he hadn’t seen it. Not until my male friend had said “Are you looking for the filth?”
I guffawed with laughter when he said that, as I knew he was being provocative and amusing with that pointed comment.
Because he was talking about this. This painting I did a couple of years ago which was a gift for the woman, something commissioned for her, and given to her by two close friends who know her tastes well and wanted to give her something special and unique. So they’d contacted me and asked me to do this painting for her. Its called “Towering passions” and is the skyline of New York at night. But hidden within the painting is a naked couple, making love. But most people don’t see them, because they’re expecting to look at the verticals and horizontals of the skyline and don’t expect that there’s a secret in there. A secret only a few know about. And that’s why she bought a mirror, so that she can see it from all angles when she’s sitting in her lounge. How good is that!!!!!!!!!!!!