I participated in a study-abroad program when i was in college and part of that consisted of visiting Amsterdam for a few days. My friends and I did all the things you do when you’re 20 and in Amsterdam for the first time. Namely, we visited The Anne Frank house, smoked pot in a coffee shop, and went to a (the?) Sex Museum and got a giggling photo of ourselves in front of a seven foot dick.
However, the thing I remember most about that trip was an ad that was on bus stops. The whole poster was filled with pink and violet flowers except for a woman’s breast and part of her face. I’m not actually sure what it was advertising (perfume, maybe?) but I was blown away by it. Yes, I was an American seeing nudity in public for the first time. (No secret that we are a rather puritanical nation and can barely handle women’s breasts while they are being used for breastfeeding, let alone advertising perfume. Unless you stick a scrap of lace over her nipples and paste some angel wings on her back, then it’s ok, but I digress.) But I was also blown away by the beauty of the ad. By the cleverness of the way the flowers were arranged and the subtleness with which her naked breast was revealed.
I still think about that ad often and decided to do a poor imitation of it this week for Sinful Sunday. Someday, I’ll invest in a bed full of flowers to do it for real. Today, I made do with my floral sheets.
Also, I’m usually pretty decisive when it comes to which photo I want to use but this week, I couldn’t choose. The first one is more straightforward and sensual, I think. But the second one is more surreal and has a bit more of the ‘hidden surprise’ flavor I was going for.
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