May 01, 2005

"The painting that all but breathes"

In 2005 I was in Dallas
on business staying
at the 'Wyndham

It was a full moon
and I felt restless;

for something to

I didn't know why,
where, when or how
but I was filled with
such longing...

[I couldn't sleep that night.]

After dinner I decided to
explore the hotel's
Art collection.

The last piece I
wanted to see
was on the 27th
floor in the
"Nana Grill

Looking above
the bar, I was

She was feminine.
She was beautiful.
She was a woman.

I wanted to be in
her moment.

I wanted to
know what
it felt like to
be a man's

I studied her
for hours.

Every detail, every
every thought in her
mind and every
emotion in his heart.

The painting?

"Nana" by
Marcel Suchorowsky.

He began in 1878 and
completed her in 1881.

For three years he
captured and loved
the true beauty of
this woman.

Her femininity.

The painting is
six feet tall and
nine feet wide.

Nana, is said to be
a main character
in the 1880 novel
of the same name
by Emile Zola.

Suchorowski received
60,000 British pounds
as payment for Nana's
numerous exhibitions.

In 1978, Trammel Crow
purchased the painting
for exhibition in the hotel.

Today, she is worth;
4,000,000.00 dollars.

This painting
inspired me to
reveal my own
existence as
a woman.

Nana is my Muse.

And I am Yemanja.
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