“I am alone here in my own mind.
There is no map
and there is no road.
It is one of a kind
just as yours is.”
—Anne Sexton (via arpeggia)
—Anne Sexton (via arpeggia)
When it comes to matters of love, it’s often platonic devotion that proves the most intimate and carries the most weight in one’s life. It’s the love stories of friendship, the decades-spanning, unbreakable connection to someone that stays around as lovers come and go. Yes, romantic love is an all-encompassing illness of the heart, but without a best friend to guide you, life becomes less tolerable. Cinema has long been awash in tales of romantic love, of course, but it’s rare to see a tale of love between two female best friends, especially one that genuinely shows what it is like to have that kind of soul mate, without whom everything else would be askew. But with Noah Baumbach’s latest film, Frances Ha, we see one woman’s journey of self-discovery, ignited by a fractured friendship.
“NOT Just a Girl” by Jamie Moore Photography
This is so beautiful it had me near tears. A talented photographer wanted to document her daughter’s fifth birthday, but instead of dressing her up as a Disney Princess as many of her peers were doing, she decided to draw inspiration from real heroines of history. The photos, quotes, and overall attitude are so inspirational. Especially the “Emma for President 2044” image. I love diving into fantasy worlds, but this reminded me that we don’t always have to look to fiction to find a hero.
My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what REALLY matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything. We chose 5 women (five amazing and strong women), as it was her 5th birthday but there are thousands of unbelievable women (and girls) who have beat the odds and fought (and still fight) for their equal rights all over the world……..so let’s set aside the Barbie Dolls and the Disney Princesses for just a moment, and let’s show our girls the REAL women they can be.
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Owwww wonderful and beutiful and incredible and adorable work
Hoy fui a la playa. Escribo esto para no olvidar lo que acabo de imaginar. Como medio rápido de escritura, dejando atrás el lápiz mojado. Me encontraba murando el cielo, debajo de un sombrilla cubriéndome de un posible bronceado camarón para la semana. Mis pensamientos se vieron invadidos por una visión. Como es bien sabido en la playa observarás ciertos tipos de aves. Sin embargo me descubrí a mi misma, observando un sostén planeando el cielo su vuelo. Pensé que mi mente me engañaba de nuevo, bajo los efectos de Alicia. Pero no, aquello que vi era un sostén volando, libre al fin dejó unas montañas después de una noche despidiendo el sol.
En la distancia… Las palabras se tornan ininteligibles…
Todo lo que sabemos es una impresión nuestra, y todo lo que somos es una impresión ajena […]
- Fernando Pessoa, El libro del desasosiego
Burn all of your bridges
just so that you can build them again
with thicker ropes.
Hurt all the people you love
and then commit every felony to win them back.
Drown yourself in bleach until not even Heaven’s light
can compare to how bright you can burn.
Turn yourself inside out
and paint your organs the color of what you see
in your dreams.
This is the art of
living with a ticking heart — a grenade you
throw through windows to make a
point that language
has no room for.
This is how I destroyed you. And this, is how
I kept you alive.
Dig yourself a ditch, six
feet deep, and bury everything that you’ve ever
said, everything that you’ve never
meant, and everything that has
burned you and left you with nothing
—Shinji Moon, Advice From Dionysus (via colberting)