Sunday, January 06, 2008

Nabi Gibran

Finally, Haskell offered to be his mistress.

He wasn’t interested.

In a painful passage in her diary, Haskell records how, one night, he said that she was looking thin.

On the pretext of showing him that she was actually well fleshed, she took off her clothes and stood before him naked.

He kissed one of her breasts, and that was all.

She got dressed again.

She knew that he had had affairs with other women, but he claimed that he was not “sexually minded,” and furthermore that what she missed in their relationship was actually there.

When they were apart, he said, they were together.

They didn’t need to have “intercourse”; their whole friendship was “a continued intercourse.”

>>> Teks lengkap, baca 'Prophet Motive: The Kahlil Gibran phenomenon' by Joan Acocella (The New Yorker, 7 Jan 2008)

1 comment:

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