When we arrived
at the Kit Kat there to greet Hugo was Vivianaa real knockout,
blue eyed, honey blond, one of the loveliest and at the same time sexiest
girls I had ever seen. Viviana paid no attention to me; she was completely
loyal to Hugo. And I remember his mischievous blue eyes and bobbing
bald head (that is, when he wasnt wearing his wig). As he and
Viviana danced to the beat of the disco, sheer joy and happiness emanated
from the two. Viviana of course had arranged a girl for me; my girl
was attractive, a good dancer (that was her job) but certainly no Viviana.
As I recall she was quite dark-complexioned. But Hugo was in such heaven
that I was swept up in the excitement and enjoyed dancing with my dark-skinned
beauty. What a night, I was so happy for Hugo.
Hugo had a very nice wife and they never stopped liking one another
a lot, but for all practical purposes their marriage had ended some
On that very night Hugo proposed marriage to Viviana. Actually, it wasnt
clear whether he was proposing marriage or just a trip to the Caribbeanor
both. Im sure he wanted both at that time. Anyway, the next day
they were off to one of Hugos idyllic spots in the Caribbean.
The next week I saw Hugo in Palo Alto, California for lunch; there he
told me his sad story about Viviana.
The first night on the island she had to reveal that she was a little
deformed sexually. Instead of being straight, it had a little twist
to it which made certain things rather difficult. She had learned to
live with it and hoped Hugo would understand. Hugo, taking his usual
analytic approach, looked carefully at it and said, Why, there
is no problem. Well get you an operation and fix it right up.
Viviana was incensed, took the next flight to Paris, and would never
see Hugo again. She was such a lovely girl that I was almost as sad
as Hugo was.