I'll start I suppose with a Day without Flirting. Now that by itself wouldn't be so hard for a lot of people, but I am a producer living in Santa Monica, who is currently developing a series about a burgeoning burlesque troupe. I live in a heightened sensual world and am constantly watching and testing the powers of flirtation for both men and women. We all dance together in a strange choreography, and I'd like to step out of the theater for a short while. Oh to not flirt.... with anyone. This is gonna be tough.
"Why?" one might ask, would I stop from that very basic and easy interaction. Simply put - for me.... at least lately, there is no innocent flirting. It leads pretty quickly down a road to ridiculous heartbreak or unnecessary confusion. Why just yesterday I called to tell a friend, whom of course I have flirted with, that I was off men for forty days and found myself planning a tropical Mai Thai required bikini optional vacation with him on day 41. So it must be cold turkey I think in order to better understand just what the power of flirting is, can be, and should be for me.
I'll tell you though - between texts, emails, social networking games, skype, you name it - It's pretty damn hard not to flirt! AND Tonight I go to shoot a burlesque performance at a masquerade ball and I am not entirely sure how I might get through a night without flirting. Wish me luck because at the end of the night I am determined to end up at home, alone, naked with Chanel No 5.