According to Iggy Pop fan Laurence, a 21 year old French girl, after penning an epic 20 page letter to him, a handwritten response from Pop himself arrived 9 months later. Just as her family was being evicted from their home. The handwritten letter from the eloquent and endearing Pop follows. Iggy has always seemed to be such a genuine person to me, and after reading his touching advice to Laurence (who’s parents were going through a less than acrimonious divorce at the time as well), it’s clear that his glittery heart is bigger than any of us ever could have imagined.
Thank you for your gorgeous and charming letter, you brighten up my dim life. I read the whole fucking thing, dear. Of course, I’d love to see you in your black dress and your white socks too. but most of all I want to see you take a deep breath and do whatever you must to survive and find something to be that you can love. You’re obviously a bright fucking chick, w/ a big heart too and I want to wish you a (belated) HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 21st b’day and happy spirit. I was very miserable and fighting hard on my 21st b’day, too. People booed me on the stage, and I was staying in someone else’s house and I was scared. It’s been a long road since then, but pressure never ends in this life. “Perforation problems” by the way means to me also the holes that will always exist in any story we try to make of our lives. So hang on, my love, and grow big and strong and take your hits and keep going.
All my love to a really beautiful girl.
That’s you Laurence.
Via: The Guardian