wonder • wander
a collection of thoughts, musings, and milestones
“It’s not lying. It’s theatre.”
Linda: OK… let’s move this conversation from nostalgic reminiscences about our lives in
Greenwich Village, Playboy, and the 1960s to these current lives of ours…because time
is fleeting. It’s 1995. And, to put this into awesome perspective: on April 18th, you
reached your 51st birthday.
Sparkle: And I never thought I’d live this long.
Linda: You know, in all these years of hanging out on the planet, messing up, learning
and unlearning stuff, I’m finally starting to figure out that it’s time to clarify some goals, some visions, time to project them onto the future. Visualize them. Visualize something
that...something that will walk me—walk us--into a powerful future.
Try to film something in your mind…like a movie on a big and flickering screen…
If there had been a contest, Sparkle, to crown the most beautiful Playboy Bunny of our day, you would have won, Bunny Cheryl. You would have beat out Lauren Hutton, Debby Harry, Kathryn Lee Scott, and all the other remarkable young and ambitious women who quit Playboy and went in search of fame and fortune. Some girls had clear goals. And support. “This little Bunny went to market; this little Bunny stayed home; beef, no beef; all the way…”
A collection of thoughts, musings, and milestones from author, wonderer, and wanderer, Linda Durham.
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Linda Durham is a human rights advocate, adventurer, author of Still Moving, The Trans-Siberian Railway Journey, An Art and Friendship Project, and a Sixties Manhattan Playboy Bunny. She is the founder and director of Santa Fe's Wonder Institute, which sponsors art exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and salons focused on discovering and implementing creative solutions to contemporary social and cultural issues. For more than three decades, Durham promoted New Mexico-based artists as the hands-on owner of contemporary art galleries in Santa Fe and New York.