Found this torn calendar page inside a book I’ve been hunting for about a couple of years at used book stores, which I never found til last night. All I did was just aimlessly wander then there it was, MY book at the counter, hardcover (love hardcover books!) and unassuming. Like magic. Life is witty sometimes, it is when you look that you do not find and when you’re found, it’s because you’re not looking. Or maybe, everything always is about being at the right place, at the right time? ;)
I throwback whenever I want! :) Thank you for splitting my hurts with me during those days and then making me laugh and diluting all our worries because as you always say: Carpe Diem! You’re one of my intellectual convos faves! Have the happiest birthday Hug! Love you super and you know that. Our “pact” is still intact. LOL. Miss you. Animo Forever! xx ;)
Beyond what is right and wrong,
There exists a vast field.
We will find each other there.
<Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī.>
Maybe you were there and I wasn’t. But then again, maybe I was there and you were not… my dear. Let the games begin. :)
"If I were in love with somebody and we happened to be from separate sides of the conflict but we were in love before the conflict started, how far would I be able to go? How much could I be open to, and when would I start to close off? Is it love, or is it survival?"
<Angelina Jolie Voight/ for Marie Claire January 2012.>
I am so catching In The Land of Blood and Honey! ;)
"Be not inhospitable to strangers/ Lest they be angels in disguise." <WB Yeats/ poet, playwright, prophet. Quote also painted on the wall of Shakespeare and Co., 37 Rue Bûcherie 75005 Paris.>
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Paris literary scene’s legendary icon.
Thank you for bringing unparalleled joy to us bibliophiles around the world through Shakespeare and Co.
Your jewel box of a bookshop is the most beautiful I have ever been in and no doubt the one I’ll always always love the most, the world over.
R.I.P., Mr. George Whitman.
December 12, 1913 – December 14, 2011
I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don’t like that. It’s great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you’re worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive. <Angelina Jolie Voight.>
You’re the shizz Angie! ;)
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” <Audrey Kathleen Ruston.>
“I want to be a lost poem in a stranger’s coat pocket, that conveys the importance of you.
To assure you of my desire, to assure you of dreams. I want all the possibilities of you in writing.
I want to give you your reflection, I want your eyes on me, I want to travel to the lightness with you and stay there, and I want everything before you…
…everything before you to follow us like a trail behind me.
I want never to say goodbye to you, even on the street corner or the phone.
I want, I want so much… I’m breathless.
I want to put my power into a poem to burn a hole in your pocket so I can sew it.
I want my words to scream through you. I want the poem not to mean that much.
And I want to contradict myself by accident, and for you to know what I mean.
I want you to be distant and for me to feel you close, I want endless days when it’s day and… nighttime never to end when it’s night.
I want all the seasons in one day. I want the sun to set before us and come up in front of us.
I want water up to our waists and to be drenched by the rain, up to our ankles with holes in our shoes.
…with holes in our shoes. I want to think your thoughts because they’re mine.
I want only what’s urgent with you.
I want to get in the way of the barriers and I want you to be a tough guy when you’re supposed to, like you do already.
…when you’re supposed to. And I want you to be tender, like you do already.
And I want us to have met for a reason and I want that reason to be important.
And I want it to be bigger than us, I want it to take over us.
I want to forget. I want to remember us.
And when you say you love me I don’t want to think you really mean New York City, and all the fun we have in it.
And I want your smile always, and your grimaces too.
I want your scar on my lips, and I want your disappointments in my heart.
I want your strength in my soul and I want your soul in my eyes.
I want to believe everything you say, and I do.
And I want you to tell me what’s best when I don’t know.
And when you’re lost I want to find you.
And when you’re weary I want to give you steeples and cathedral thoughts and coliseum dreams.
I want to drag you from the darkness and kneel with you exhausted with the blinding light blaring on us… and…”
<Chelsea Walls film.>