At the risk of looking like a groupy or a tout, I'll give out a quick link to some good advice...
Nr 5 is the best tip ever!
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
She is for Real.
I will admid that I had doubts. The blog and books were written and marketed so well that it could have been a professional writer or a prank. Hence, I never took her in my blogroll.
But it seems Dr Belle (Yes, a PhD!) was for real after all.
On the negative side, it seems she outed herself because some newspaper had gotten a tip and was about to break the news anyway. For that, I feel sorry for her. It seems she had preferred anonymity but the papers didnt respect that. Given her extensive writings, and the ruthlessness of the UK press, I'm not surprised.
But her outing brought about some very good (and also the usual negative) comments by some. The original outing-interview is a good read.
And this comment in Newsweek is something I want to recomment to politicians and normal persons alike.
I will not close my eyes to some of the bad things that go on in the paid-for-dateing scene. But Dr Belle (I like that name) is an example of how one woman found "empowerment", rather then degradation. And I know many girls, some of them students and most of them very clever, found "the game" equally liberating as Dr Belle.
If ever "The Right Lady" existed, Dr Belle seems to be Her. Brains, Beauty and Talent.
NB: If you are reading, welcome to my blogroll. And I apologize for my original doubts. Much Respect!
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
As a homage to someone very Dear, quite far away.
I never know how to thank you properly, but on the flight out, I came across a few lines from a book that immediately made me think of you.
Inspector Janvier reports to Commisaire Maigret :
Voila : il y a en elle quelque chose de très féminin, d’émouvant. On la sent très douce, un peu effrayée par la vie, et c’est le genre de femme que un homme a envie de protéger. Vous comprenez ce que je veut dire? Son corps aussi est très féminin, tres …
Then, a few hours later, Inspector Lapointe reports on the same lady.
J’essaie de vous expliquer l’effet qu’elle doit produire sur la plupart des gens. On rencontre parfois, comme ca, un femme qui fait tout de suite penser a …
A quoi ?
On la voit malgré soi se blottir dans les bras de son compagnon, on sent presque sa chaleur. En même temps on sait que elle n’est pour un seul, que c’est une véritable amoureuse, une amante authentique…
Taken from « Les Scrupules de Maigret », by Georges Simenon, 1957.
(I'll finish the book on the return journey)
We should meet again soon!