Wednesday, October 30, 2013

movements of the moment

I never really know what's going to do it for me. This elusive "it" refers to what might tripwire my spark and initiate fire; what might pull new verse out of me or get me painting or spinning around the living room by myself in a fit of new music. I can't point to one specific thing and say "this inspires me, every time, always."

My current inspiration is a reoccurring one. Photos of young Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson, together.

Anjelica Huston on her bond with Jack Nicholson:
"Jack is someone I've adored in my life and will continue to love forever. I don't take him lightly," she said. "As it happens, we had a really lovely conversation on the phone yesterday — a conversation that started off a little bumpy and wound up just completely wonderful. That's a real relationship. Real relationships have continuity, and Jack and I have a deep abiding love and affection for each other. I'm proud that we've gotten through some very tough times together."

Anjelica and Jack had an on-again, off-again relationship from 1973 to 1989. Here is an excerpt from Nicholson's interview with Parade in 2008 regarding the end of their relationship:
Their romance lasted until 1989, when Anjelica learned that actress Rebecca Broussard was pregnant with Jack's baby. "I was in a quandary," Jack quietly explains to PARADE's Dotson Rader. "I knew having a child was a boon to my life, but I was in a wonderful relationship with Anjelica. It was as good as it gets. I immediately told her what was up, and she made the decision for us." The public presumed that Nicholson had dumped Huston for Broussard, a younger woman. The truth is the opposite. "Anjelica's first response was, 'You have to support this woman,' " Nicholson says. "Her second response was to come down to my job and beat the hell out of me. She really beat me up, I tell you. Anjelica can punch! Meanwhile, Rebecca didn't want me to separate from Anjelica. Well, they both have good taste," he says laughing.

And now to the visual. These photos make me want to write every time I look at them.









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