Cleopatra was a prostitute I met once. I was
in her apartment for a few minutes. Her bed was amazing. It was made out of
that white glossy plastic material they made those cube tables out of, is that
formica? Or just glossy plastic? Anyway the bed was a giant cube and on the 4
sides there were large circular cut outs so you could move in and out of the
cube onto the mattress. The openings dipped just below the mattress so you
could make the bed with ease. The mattress filled the cube wall to wall. The
circular openings were rimmed in silver metal so the edges were smooth. It was
brilliant. Then to contrast the white gloss she had purple satin sheets, so vivid
and inviting. Her bed made me want a great bed.
I searched like mad for purple satin sheets
but all I could ever find was eggplant, which was a whole different vibe. I
settled for pink satin, not sateen, but real satin.
I bought my first real bed with illegally
earned cash. I went to macy’s because they were having a mattress sale. The bed
that felt the absolute best was priced at $3000 in 1991, marked down to $1000.
I paid cash. Then I paid a guy $1000 to hand make me an iron frame so I could
hang curtains on all four sides. It was not exactly Cleopatra’s but it was
great. When I moved to los angeles, I left the the 10 year old mattress with a
friend. She still has it and when I lay on it, to this day over 20 years later,
it still feels unbelievably good.
A couple of years ago, I used legally earned
money and bought another $3000 mattress, organic. This mattress is unbelievably
comfortable and neither me or my husband sweat at night because there are no
synthetics in it. A great bed is one of the best investments you can make. You
spend 1/3 of your life in it.
Oh and the pink satin sheets which I slept
on till they shredded became the material I made my fin out of for the 2000
Coney Island Mermaid Parade.Someone just send me some photos of it, which brought it all back to