Wide, incandescent smile... long-legs... husky voice... today celebrates the birth of singer/songwriter Carly Simon (1945-).
Creator of over 20 albums, each a snapshot of her remarkable life, Carly is a work-in-progress: Daughter of Richard Simon, co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster...
Seventies sex goddess with a well-publicized marriage to pop singer James Taylor... Oscar and Grammy winner... Close friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at the time of her death... Painter... Children's book writer... Breast cancer survivor...
"I'm bored with phases," she said in a 2004 interview. "When people say that was then, this is now, this is my new phase where everything's happy and clear, I don't believe them. I'm having an identity crisis now, just like I was 20 years ago. I still feel lost at sea. I'm invited to parties but I don't know how to go."
Identity crisis? It's hard to believe the woman who posed for sexy album covers sang as a child to overcome her shyness and severe stuttering problem. Carly did both--pose and stutter... Her music celebrates her openness in expressing her sensuality and her sexual identity as a woman.
Her children's books, what she called "accidents of fate," arose from bedtime stories she used to tell her children Ben and Sally. "I'd make up silly ones, with lots of funny accents - that would get them just howling," she said "And then I'd invent others that aroused their imaginations as well as mine."
Carly's aroused and awakened...Mother and woman... Joyous. Important.
"I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee..."