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whatever, history.

I was watching a show on the TV and, while this show simultaneously irks me and gives me all the tummy tingles, one of the characters gave one of the better quotes I’ve heard about history: “Whatever, history – you happened already. Let it go.” Thunderous. Applause.

the truth about beautiful women

I read Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson earlier this year. I loved this fable from the book and copied it by hand as soon as I read it. I don’t think it really needs any preface. ❧ ❧ ❧ Once upon a time, in the forest, lived a woman who was […]

at war constantly

I started watching a movie about Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus over the weekend. The movie was terrible, so I didn’t finish it, but I did find a few quotes that I really loved. One was an actual quotation from Shelley’s father, William Godwin, which I shared in my previous […]

what remains

“There was surely nothing to indicate at the time that such evidently small incidents would render whole dreams forever irredeemable.” Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day A butler, Stevens, has dedicated his life to a large country estate. After prompting by his employer, he takes a “motoring trip,” deciding to visit an old friend, […]

a reading from the book of jane

I have a strange feeling with regard to you. As if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. And if you were to leave I’m afraid that cord of communion would snap. And I have a notion that I’d take to bleeding inwardly. — Jane […]