Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Why not ask for MORE!

    A few years ago, the receptionist brought a magazine to work called "MORE". It was the premier issue. The magazine is geared to women in their forties. Most of the modeling in the magazine is done by women in their "mature" stage of life. The articles also are concerned with issues that women in their forties and beyond are challanged with.

   I was fanning the pages when one ad caught my eye (and heart!) A sensational looking, darling woman in a fly fishing outfit! I must confess that her stunning panoramic smile and blond curls flowing from her "fly fishing cap" were far too provocative for me. I got lost in her smile! I immediately cut the page out..."this is unbelievable" I uttered. "I have fished from coast to coast, on hundreds of piers,miles of streams and sandy beaches and I have never come across a woman with a fishing rod who is as magnificant as this!  Suddenly, I felt alone....denied one of lifes sweetest fruits! "No More!" I exclaimed!

    I handed the recptionsit the page that I had torn out (which had no ad copy written on it) and asked her if she would write the following with her feminine  penmanship.

Hi Marc!   Looks like we are having trout almondine for dinner. The wine is chilling....the table only needs your company!

   The dragonfly lure that you bought me for our anniversary works just great!...You are so smart!!

   See ya later sweetie!   <3 Alexis <3

P.S.  No peeking in the Victoria Secret bag!  You'll just have to wait!!

I took the picture to my desk and quickly slipped it into a picture frame and placed it dead center on my desk!   Where it remains to this day.

.......I have since learned that this "fly fishing beauty"  is a former model for Estee Lauder in the early 70's......She made her fame and fortune and then walked away from it....moving to upstate NY where she opened a fly fishing school!!!!!!! her name is Karen Graham..she is real.   

I heard a beggar call from his crutch...why..why ask for so much?

A woman called from her darkened door..why?..why not ask for more?

Like a bird, on a wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir

I have tried in my way to be free....Leonard Cohen

..One is never free from the beauty that warms their heart!....In that case....ask for More!

     Marc :)




robinngabster said...

My heart is broken...I thought I was the only one you ever bought a dragonfly lure for...how could you do this to me? You should have told me...not let me find out this way. Oh Marc...I can't go on knowing you are two timming me. Please say it isn't so. xo xo!  p.s.  I do love fishing!

eml625 said...

upstate NY fly fishing school ? She's every mans' dream I suppose !!!  
Cute entry.

gdireneoe said...

LOL  This is too cute ya little stalker you. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

delela1 said...

Perfect, as always Marc!  I remember your woman from the 70s and boy has she aged well!  Fishing must agree with her.

Loved this entry...reading it reminded me of a floater my Dad gave me years ago on a camping trip.  He was fishing and I noticed a Donald Duck float on his line.  When I asked him about it, he produced two more from his tackle box; I selected the Goofy one.  ;)


globetrotter2u said...

Well now you’ve gone and done it, Mr. Sandman. You’ve managed to conjure up all sorts of naughty ideas in your creative readers’ minds of a juicy sequel to this fetching fantasy.
“Encore! Encore”, the faithful readers scream.
And if you won’t give us a sequel, at least tell us that the wife discovered the picture and appeared at your office the very next day armed with a picnic basket, and wearing a low cut blouse, her shortest tight skirt, her laciest garters and sans panties. And as the two of you dined on oysters rockefeller, brie en croute, mangoes, and a chilled bottle of Veuve Cliquot, she devised in great detail exactly how she intended to erase all ideas about future fly fishing excursions from your besotted brain.
As the curtain comes down on this tender scene, a drunken choir member continues to sing about a bird on a wire trying to be free.
Adorable entry, Marc! But if I was your wife I’d be pissed.

samnsmile5 said...

We can all have that can't we?  Our own little moments and hang onto them...more?  :)  Great thoughts!!


alphawoman1 said...

Terrific writing and sentiment.

vagabondevermore said...

Marc I love your writing style.  I was mesmerized by your words.  Thanks for sharing your God-given talent with us here in Jland.


jouell3935 said...

More......How wonderful a sentiment you have written. Thank you for your kind comments which hold so much truth!
I am actually reading my fave writers here in Jland and feel the bubbling of inspiration....I am going to let it stew though and not take it off the stove too soon!
Love this thought intriguing entry!
Thank you

justaname4me2 said...

That is a beautiful picture! I know I scan the banks for other woman who are out fly fishing like me, and I regret to say it's a rarity if not an oddity to find one. I love what you did with the picture, too fun!

libragem007 said...

"..One is never free from the beauty that warms their heart!....In that case....ask for More!"

I did, Marc...that's why I know you through your journal!
I asked for more and God gave me........JLand!
Gem :-)


dcmeyer420 said...

You're quite a character, Marc! Tell me you made up the story. If you did not, I might have a concern brewing... http://journals.aol.com/dcmeyer420/DearDiary/  

lifeseensideways said...

Wow! Someone who quotes Leonard Cohen in their journal ... I must come back here. It's a great journal ... glad I found it!

Kath http://journals.aol.co.uk/lifeseensideways/Lifeseensideways/

emmapeeldallas said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh....Leonard Cohen.  And I've read MORE since the first issue...it's a terrific magazine.



bedazzzled1 said...

You are an absolutely delightful soul, and it shows throughout your journal. Whether your writings bring tears or laughs, there is a warmth felt along with the emotions stirred. Thank you.

gdireneoe said...

What I didn't mention before was that I saw that issue too...and couldn't wait to reach forty and be that wonderfully comfortable...and drop dead gorgeous...One outta two "ain't" bad.  So this is the standard huh?  Picture frame worthy?  Front and center? ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies