Excerpts from The World of Art

THE PORTRAIT: AN EXCERPT FROM THE WORLD OF ART

ART

No thank you. Where did you get the fig leaf? It seems…well used.

AURORA

It’s been part of my art kit as long as I can remember. I just pull it out whenever I have to. If it bothers you, don’t feel you have to use it.   Believe me, I’m quite familiar with your genitalia.

ART

That makes you a member of a very small club.

AURORA

Why, I used to help your mother bathe you when you were just an infant. You’ve come a long way since then.

ART

Thank you. Leaf doesn’t bother me. I mean it chafes a little, but it’s a pleasant chafing. And it matches my slippers.

AURORA

You should have gone full monte. I sense you have trouble finishing what you start.

ART

Maybe if we weren’t related.

AURORA

The leaf is strictly for your benefit. I do not include it in the finished piece. I prefer my imagination run a little wild.

ART

I hope you have a big imagination.

 

 

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