August 26, 2014


Last month when I was in Milan on my buy, I was approached by a lovely woman who greeted me and made a reference to my likeness to John Malkovich. She stated this in English, then went on to say some sort of phrase in Italian. I asked her what she said, and she translated the Italian expression as "ugly beautiful" Wow! The song "Chelsea Hotel" by Leonard Cohen went straight to my brain!

"I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel 
you were famous, your heart was a legend. 
You told me again you preferred handsome men 
but for me you would make an exception. 
And clenching your fist for the ones like us 
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty, 
you fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind, 
we are ugly but we have the music."

Yes, my dears, Leonard and Janice, you are so right. My beautiful uglies.
Love, John