You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist — whatever you want to be‚ and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.
There is a kind of voracious reading that happens between the ages of seven and 17 that I thought was reserved only for, well, children. Sometimes I wonder if all my reading since has been a secret attempt to get close to that experience of sustained absorption. To have a book become your entire world so effortlessly is a precious ability that rarely occurs during the exhaustion and distraction of adulthood.
Haven’t finished a book in a month. Two months? All the barely read things are piled around sitting under empty beers, coffee cups and US Weeklys.