"Let this hand be an enemy to tyrants."
New Worlds 1.03
That’s the thing with diaries. They’re like movies. They’re just stories. Filled with the things I saw.. and the things I felt. But when I look around I see that everyone is the protagonist of their own story.
The eighties spy drama “The Americans” is sexier than many pay-cable shows, in part because it’s about life as role-play
Illustration by Studio Nippoldt for The New Yorker (31 March, 2014)
JANE AUSTEN MODERN AU: Anne Eliott
"Anne’s life was busy, quiet and not interesting. There wasn’t much she could do, all her time was devoted to managing the household, while her father and sisters were socializing and spending much more money they had. All was turn upside down when the man she loved a long time ago came back from his journeys. They split up fighting because of her family meddling, but now it seemed like the fate gave them a second chance. And when her sister decided to go all together for a couple of days to a small town near the seaside, Anne started to think that maybe she could be happy again."
"Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame."
At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead. The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.
Something really cute that Lupita Nyong’o does on Instagram is pose her dress, shoes, accessories and awards/memorabilia together. As a Lupita stan and a photographer myself, I could not love this any more than I already do. Way too cute!
Decoupage, a cut-up technique. Take a bit of text, cut it up, randomize it, make new text. See new patterns…
Jane Eyre (2011)
"I see at intervals the glance of a curious sort of bird through the close-set bars of a cage: a vivid, restless, resolute captive is there; were it but free, it would soar cloud-high."