Ned Rorem: Musical talent and literary zest. We worship.
Who said you can't find intellectual stimulation in glossy fashion mags. I got back to the office and found the new V on the desk. In it was an amazing profile on composer Ned Rorem which referenced the idea that his Paris and New York diaries were a must read for a new generation of artists . I grew up thinking that the most glamorous thing in the world was to work a committed look AND be literary, thus my attraction to (and conflict with) the business I work in. I remember getting an internship in high school one summer at the Doubleday Publishing company. I remember ambling onto the elevator one morning to find Jackie Onassis on her way to her office. That was fun. It was while I was there I stumbled on these said diaries on one of the desks and started reading . I thought they were a bit "dirty" at the time but now with a little life experience, reading tales of Rorem's romps with the likes of Marie Laurie de Noailles, Jean Cocteau and Andre Gide just simply inspires you to live more...courageously. It's perfect reading for a rainy New York night.