The people they worked with put up with this arrangement because some of them preferred to be able to get rid of each other on this basis too. It was easy to get rid of an unwanted sex partner, man or woman but mostly the responsibility of support seemed to concern them, not the depraved arrangements.
Three long years of a veritable odyssey into the unknown, a world between two worlds, a world in which no code curtailed our natural life. Ah, how can I gaze upon this innocuous photo before me!
"Life is passing me by," she said. "So I've got a nice home, a new Cadillac, and money in the bank. Big deal! What good are they doing me? All I do is stay home and watch TV. I need more friends. To get out. Go places.
I noticed their faces, but paid very little attention to them. From the moment I walked into the hospital I felt them staring at me. Young and old, intelligent and stupid, they were desirous of a woman that I incarnated and not the woman that I actually was. It isn't that I'm pretty and have a body that is alive and attractive, but my main appeal was in their imagination. I guess it is true that I far outshone the usual nurse that works in a hospital and my tanned and shapely legs have been gazed upon time and time again.
I am not speaking of that beauty which one normally attributes to the body and the spirit, but something within which keeps revealing itself from its proper substance.
I know Clara physically. She was a dancer.
This diary-my diary-shall never he read by anyone except myself. I don't wish anyone to read what I have to say and especially after reading it would merely lift their insensitive shoulders.
Indeed, being aroused to such a lecherous mood all three discussed all possible modes and manners of doing it. Lavender, who had lived a comparatively sheltered life (which she was beginning to regret) and had never seen a lively pair copulating, desired to do so now, whereat Pamela declared herself willing, their caresses having by then aroused Rupert to renewed expectancy.'
I glance at Harry. He has grown fat in the last ten years. He has a red face now, bags under his eyes. And now there is the way he holds his cigar, as if he owned the world. He has aged. There had been a time with him too... He wanted to so terribly.
"Because not only do her girls and she all have clap and crabs, they have syph!"'