(ed:..i’ve done that – life-modelling – ’twas an interesting experience..)
When I told my boyfriend his reply was somewhat less enthusiastic.
‘You’re really gonna do that?’ he asked wide-eyed.
This is not what you want to hear from the man who sees you naked and I suggested as much.
‘No – you look great!’ he clarified and of course he’d never dream of stopping me from doing what I want.
What he couldn’t fathom was why anyone would want to do it in the first place – especially at our age.
I should note that we’re both within spitting distance of 60.
I knew I could be a good model.
For the most part I like my body although I could do without the post-menopausal pounds that cling stubbornly to my hips and belly.
It’s a healthy and fit body that plays drums – does yoga and used to take dance.
Naked after a shower I’d strike poses in front of the mirror that I knew students would like to draw because they were poses I’d like to draw.
In class I’d watch the models and think ‘I can do that!’