Dear Ms. Coco Peru,
The other day as I was packing my things into my moving boxes, and preparing my things for my move back to Los Angeles, I came across the stills of the photo shoot we had a few years ago in your home in Los Angeles. I’ve been in San Francisco for the past 5 months taking a sabbatical from LA to continue this art project with Disney thats taken a few years.. and in my return, it was great to see your pictures in my overwhelming ‘to do list’ of portraits.
In essence, I haven’t forgotten about you.
The pictures not only reminded me that I need to paint you, but it reminded me that I needed to send you a letter telling you how incredible you are to your audience and the messages and humor you give us.. and I’ll tell you why.
I saw your show “She’s Got Balls” in Hollywood a few months back. I was visiting LA for work, and my best friend Frankie bought me tickets to your show because he knows how much I love going to them. As we parked the car in the parking lot, I had this horrible feeling of sadness that overwhelmed me, and I realized that… the last time I parked my car in this parking lot and walked to see you perform, I was walking with TJ.. a man I spent 15 years being madly in love with. He had recently become overwhelmed with life and work, and I bought tickets to see you to get his mind off his daily woes. We laughed hysterically that night, and it was a rare joyous oddity to see him so happy, so full of life, and so confident to take on the world that he thought was against him.