I read Just Kids, the National Book Award Winner by Patti Smith -- poet, singer, songwriter, artist.
I don't even possess the words to praise this book highly enough.
Smith tosses about names of people I've seen in photographs and documentaries -- Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Janis Joplin. She actually knew and sometimes frolicked with these people. She wrote a song for Janis.
But throughout the book there is Robert -- Robert Mapplethorpe -- and their never-ending love and support of one another. Mapplethorpe died in 1989 but Patti Smith's love for him lives, as does their artistry.
I don't know what to tell you other than this book is a must read. It is pure poetry.
Infinities of love,