Discovering Marilyn’s bond with water with the support of @assonautica
, the Italian National Nautical Association.
In the years that followed her traumatic childhood, Marilyn developed a pure, unconditional love for the ocean in Venice Beach, California, where she would go to seek refuge from the world and experience her true self. As we read in #Pulitzer
Finalist novel Blonde by @joycecaroloates
, Venice Beach is also the place Marilyn would go when overcome with thoughts of ending her life... But she never allowed herself to succumb to these thoughts, as her desire to live always prevailed. Once she was even rescued by twelve lifeguards who stood admiring her like Botticelli’s Venus. To Marilyn, water was simultaneously a force of attraction and repulsion.
In Blonde, Norma says: “I didn’t want to die, it was to defy death. And the Ocean. I didn’t poison myself. God dies if he is not loved but I was not loved and I did not die. So I wanted to live to be loved, one day.”
Let the waves of the ocean transport you to our lovely #crowdfunding
, now running in the #LinkInBio
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