Marilyn Monroe, 1954 on Long Island. Photo by Eve Arnold.
I love this image of Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses for 3 reasons:
- It dispels stereotypes that beauty and intelligence do not go hand-in-hand. (Have you ever read Ulysses? This book is no joke.)
- It shows me that sometimes its okay to just read a book. (Sometimes I forget to take time do the things just for the act of doing them, without any ulterior motive. Reading a book falls into this category).
- It shows that the unexpected is sometimes the most interesting. (Marilyn Monroe, arguably the ultimate sex symbol, isn’t posed or even paying attention- yet she is completely captivating).
What are you reading right now? What does getting lost in a book mean to you?