Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Georgia on my Mind


I love this story about Georgia O'Keeffe. Late one night, she was home in Taos when someone knocked on her door. She tried to ignore it as she cherished her solitude and wasn't expecting company, but the knocking continued.

Finally, she opened the door to a stranger who said, "I want to see Georgia O'Keeffe."

She stared at him in disbelief, then uttered, "Ventral." She slowly turned her back and said, "Dorsal," and shut the door in his face.

I tried to get my cat to pose for dorsal and ventral pictures, but she was busy painting. When her exhibit opens, remember you heard it here first, folks.

8 comments:

Christina_the_wench said...

Omg that's funny!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

She was an amazing woman.

jali said...

Love this story!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Welcome back, Jali. I hope you had a great vacation and will be writing about it on your blog.

d~ said...

Dear H,
Your posts are as delicious and addictive as Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
Love,
d~

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Thank you so much, d~! Yours always brighten MY day, too.

Louie, this may be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

An explosive said...

I simply love Geogia O'Keefe. He depictions of flowers and the west and her colors just make me want to dive into them. ~M

heartinsanfrancisco said...

My heart,

Me, too. She was a wonderful artist and a wonderful character.