Last week’s book cover prompted this little recollection from a new correspondent.
‘I instantly recognized the cover photograph of Alan Harris’s, 'Questions about Sex'. I bought a copy, possibly one of the first editions, and read it way back in those heady days. Actually, back in those ‘Woodstock’ times, I always wore a navy blue suit, collar and tie, except when I was working as a farm casual laborer, and thought premarital sex was very wrong and shocking! However, I did play the guitar. This volume is almost certainly still in my dusty bookshelves, somewhere.’
Cripes, I'm getting mail from Bob Dylan!
Suits? Woodstock? Guitars?
All makes sense to me....
Moving swiftly on….Oh to be freelancing. I say that because if I were freelancing I would have access to a scanner and if I had access to a scanner, I could show you the inside pages of said book, which I noticed as I flipped idly through its pages this morning. Scrawled on the inside cover in biro are the following words, ‘To be passed on’. What a good idea, the information contained within such a tome was hardly the everyday in 1968.
Passed on it clearly was. Written in electric red felt tip are the words, ‘Congratulations from Chris and Chris’. After Chris and Chris had had a good old read, they passed it onto ‘Eric, Ginny and Steve’. But not before they coloured in the rather impressive looking erection on page six with their bright red felt tip pen. Funny.
On another note, it’s been a while since I heard from my regular religious correspondent. He’s gone to ground. Perhaps this might perk him up. As I wondered through the blogosphere this morning, I came across the superbly named bustedhalo.com and Sister Mary Eve, a nun who recently received, divinely I like to think, a copy of Eve Ensler’s, ‘Vagina Monologues’. A top read and I am hoping this might stir him into action so to speak. Sorry in advance for my cheekiness.
While you’re there, give this a bash too. Joseph Marchelewski gives us ‘Ten random thoughts’ on the impending loss of his 27-year-old virginity.