Eccentricity Means Being Yourself (Salvador Dali as Role Model)

When I was a little girl in the sixties, my mother to used occasionally take me to the St. Regis hotel for lunch in the little lounge next to the famous King Cole Bar. Across the room, we often saw Salvador Dali lunching with his pet ocelot Babou, who lived with him in his suite upstairs. At the time, I had no concept of what I was witnessing: eccentricity in full glory, a practice I would come to admire.

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