Catalina: dark-eyed girl
Maybe she’s that kind of girl: the kind who pulls you under with her dark eyes. The kind whose frame is slender and lithe, not because she diets or works out but because she’s too busy living life to care about food, always itching to keep moving, to keep dancing or flitting about, as if sitting down for a meal takes too much patience. She can turn her attention from one thing to another like a ball cutting across a pinball machine. She doesn’t need curves to be sexy, something she says loud and clear with a nipple bar and a lack of self-consciousness as she strides out the door messy-haired and braless.
Maybe dark haired, dark eyed Catalina isn’t that girl at all. But it’s easy to imagine she is from Daniel Martinez Matallana’s black and white portrait. That intense stare from beneath the curtain of a thick fringe, that confidence to be in front of a camera, makes her seem as such. And whether playing a role or not, it’s a character we all love and often wish we could be.
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