14th February 2014
Quote reblogged from Soaked In Soul
She was at once so resolute and so dreamy, so sensual and so intelligent. She also was intensely private. What she knew best was how it felt to be alone, unique, isolated. She was lacking in the sense of a solid communal life; What bound people together escaped her. What separated them was an object of wonder, delight and despair. She seemed as detached from herself as from everyone else.
13th February 2014
Link reblogged from
Kurt Braunohler: I do have a theory now. I do have a theory about if I do get married in the future. What I think I would want to do is have an agreement that at the end of seven years, we have to get remarried in order for the marriage to continue. But at the end of seven years, it ends. And we can agree to get remarried or not get remarried.
Ira Glass: Why?
Kurt Braunohler: Because I think you get to choose and I think it would make the relationship stronger.
Ira Glass: I don’t know what I think of that. Because I think, actually, one of the things that’s a comfort in marriage is that there isn’t a door at seven years. And so if something is messed up in the short-term, there’s a comfort of knowing, well, we made this commitment. And so we’re just going to work this out. And even if tonight we’re not getting along or there’s something between us that doesn’t feel right, you have the comfort of knowing, we’ve got time. We’re going to figure this out. And that makes it so much easier. Because you do go through times when you hate each other’s guts. You know what I mean?
Kurt Braunohler: Of course you do. Yeah.
Ira Glass: And the no escape clause, weirdly, is a bigger comfort to being married than I ever would have thought before I got married.
Kurt Braunohler: Really?
Ira Glass: Yeah.
From the evergreen This American Life Valentine’s Day podcast.
I remember this episode, and I loved Ira’s response!
12th February 2014
Quote reblogged from observando
A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
5th February 2014
Photo reblogged from people outdoor
Behind the Scenes of Karl Lagerfeld’s Women Only; Xiao Wen Ju
❁´◡`❁ she’s so cute!