Thursday, September 04, 2008

COUPLING

Ooooo, Harrison Ford or Richard Gere? Well I choose both and add Bruce Willis, James Woods, Rob lowe, Bon Jovi, Tim Mathieson, Bruce Springsteen and of course the beautiful bald black guy from Weeds – not to mention the beautiful bald black guy from Dexter. I didn’t plan on adding younger men but those last two just popped into my old head so it can’t be helped; there are tons of luscious young men out there but I don’t want to be slavering over them – that would be unseemly. I’m happy with the wrinklies, and they are much more interesting to me, what with their malleable and fabulous faces; I don’t want them for sex – I just want to look and admire their regal standing, their greying and white hair…well okay I’d do the sex thing if I had to but these days I really can’t be bothered. It’s enough to look at men and sometimes I like to listen to them but only if they’re lying, playing a part; they’re more reliable that way.

I have always fallen for ugly men, or at least men with interesting faces; my friend Carrie has had to drag me away from some serious mistakes – alcohol had that effect on me, though how do we know that she was right? Just because she judged these men and found them wanting in the attractive department; she was drunk too - I might’ve missed my soul-mate because of her actions! I was drawn towards men with problems; there was a guy in a wheelchair in a Newcastle nightclub, a guy with one arm at Berwick holiday centre, and almost a guy in crutches in the queue for another club until Carrie stepped in.

Now, I’d rather write about sex than actually take part in all that heaving, sweaty exercise – been there, done that loads-a-times, nothing-new-to-be-had. How could I ever be bothered again? I can’t imagine. Maybe I’ll pick up a nice old gent when I’m eighty and he can perambulate me in my wheelchair, lift and lay me in my single bed, bring me my Earl Grey and chocolate biscuits. It won’t matter what he looks like as long as he’s kind and has lost his sex-drive. I don’t want to give up any of my power or precious time to someone else’s pursuits, so that man would have to give his life over to me completely and be my slave, and leave whenever I wanted to be alone. So really, all I'll need is a male live-in carer who also wants to be alone to write his novel or paint his art – what a perfect couple we would make!

6 comments:

Sarah Hilary said...

Hi Irene! Thanks for this candid and entertaining post. Writing about sex works for me, too. Everyone doing as he's told and no pillow talk unless I fancy writing some. *g*

ireneintheworld said...

hey sarah. i love writing sex scenes - must do some more! though i don't think there is any sex in the novel i'm currently working on, but i might add a little in flashback! x

HopScotch said...

Hello Irene, I agree totally and I'd add Sir Sean, even if he keeps saying all the wrong things. I like his look is all.

I'm very single these days,haven't met up with a fella I could put up with for more than a date or two!

ireneintheworld said...

ooooo, i forgot about him, and that fabulous voice! i was always a one for voices; sir sean, vincent price and richard burton... ooooooo! x

Rose said...

Great blog, I so totally relate!

ireneintheworld said...

thanks for popping in rose, come back soon. x