A Letter From Patti Smith To Robert Mapplethorpe, read by RM.
In 1967, 20-year-old Patti Smith moved to New York and met her “soul mate,” Robert Mapplethorpe — a then-aspiring and since-celebrated photographer who quickly became her lover. They lived and worked together for the next 7 years. 22 years later, by which time they had long separated but were still close friends, Robert, 42, passed away after being diagnosed with AIDS.
In the days preceding his death, Patti wrote him the following letter. Sadly, he didn’t get a chance to read it.
Give it a listen.