In Chicago, Valya Vupescu sounds enthralled by a reading and award show by the Naked Girls:
"The ladies on the stage disrobed at the start of each of the three reading sessions of the night. They did it gracefully, naturally, comfortably, at home in their skin and on the stage. Then they breathed the stories into life, charging each one with emotion, weaving the web of words around them. The crowd was rapt. One word kept coming to mind: communion: a sense of intimate fellowship or rapport.
The word “communion” has an interesting etymology, a little different than its more modern and ecclesiastical definition. It comes from the late 14th century Old French comunion, meaning “community, communion” (12c.), and from the Latin communionem (nom. communio) “fellowship, mutual participation, a sharing.”
The act of reading someone a story, or having a story read to you, is intimate."
Today is International Read Naked Day. It's not too late…