Calling Mistress X
By ice rivers
The great Robert Duvall was a guest on the Late Show one night. He talked about his fabulous career starting with Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird all the way to Lonesome Dove on teevee with a middle that included The Godfather, Network, The Great Santini and a best actor Oscar for his role in Tender Mercies. He shared stories about working with Brando, Holden and Peck.
Throughout the conversation Duvall was open and friendly.
Towards the end of the segement Colbert asked Duvall if he had any acting secrets that he had picked up along the way that helped him to succeed
Duvall hesitated for a moment and then with a semi-scornful laugh said, "yeah, I do but I'm sure as hell not gonna share them with YOU and all your viewers. They wouildn't be secrets then would they?"
I liked that sentiment.
We all have our secrets.
I know that you're not gonna tell me yours and you know that I'm not gonna tell you mine.
I'll go deep with ya...I'll telll you stories about what I've done and who I did it with...prolly give you more information then you care to receive but secrets..actual secrets....no way.
I might tell you my fantasies in the hope that fantasy sharing will lead to further realization and God knows there has been a lot of fantasy sharing all over the social media and in the book publishing dept but most of that is done anonymously.
Female domination fantasies for instance...check out the number of femdom "novels" that are for free in kindle unlimited.
I may not even tell myself my true secrets...I may have to pay a shrink or a dominatrix a fortune to coax me to grab a glimpse of my own private thoughts motivations, rationalizations or hidden desires.
Calling Dr. Freud.
Calling Mistress X
They're the ones who are gonna learn my secrets and I'll pay big time to avoid telling them so I can keep coming back and paying more to play hide and seek.
Fortunately for me, I don't use the services of either. I'm too cheap to pay somebody else to telll me something about myself that I don't need or want to know so that I can tell what I've learned about myself to you when you ask me about my secrets.