It’s the cliches that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever. You don’t get over it because ‘it’ is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes.
How could it?
The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it.
Why would I want them to?" "Written on the Body" - Jeanette Winterson 07.03.14 ♥ 7
much had happened. […] After a few weeks to my surprise, I felt I was attracted to her,” Carol said in the same quiet voice. “I couldn’t understand it, and I was a little afraid of it—remembering Abby from before, and realizing she might feel the same way, or that both of us could. So I tried not to let Abby see it, and I think I succeeded. But finally—here’s the funny part finally—there was the night in Abby’s house one night last winter. The roads were snowed in that night, and Abby’s mother insisted that we stay together in Abby’s room, simply because the room I’d stayed in before hadn’t any sheets on the bed then, and it was very late. Abby said she’d fix the sheets, we both protested, but Abby’s mother insisted.” Carol smiled a little, and glanced at her, but Therese felt Carol didn’t even see her. “So I stayed with Abby."
The Price of Salt, Patricia Highsmith
[K] Aynbody else looking particularly forward to this little flashback in Todd Haynes’ adaption of Carol/The Price of Salt now that Sarah Paulson is confirmed as Carol’s (Cate Blanchett) former lover and confidante, Abby?
Out and Proud in Sochi 2014
[B] Austrian ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz is one of the few officially out athletes at this years olympics in Sochi and yesterday evening she won the silver medal. Congratulations!
She and her wife Isabell got married last year.
No, not more. But she cares a little. And diffrerently.
Just as I cared for her differently.
And now I understood it was that difference I wanted."
From Olivia, a semi-biographical account of life at an all-girl French boarding school (lots of wish-fullfillment in those few words) published anonymously by Dorothy Strachey in 1949 (but written in 1933).
Similarly to Mädchen in Uniform the (very short) novel recounts the growing passion of a young student, Olivia, for her not-quite-disinterested-yet-unavailable teacher, Mlle Julie. Crucial - and highly entertaining - differences between Winsloe’s story and Strachey’s include
- Mlle Julie doesn’t reject Olivia, like it is implied Fräulin von Bernburg does, because she thinks loving women is a horrible sin which should be avoided at all costs, but … because she is in a relationship with her school’s other headmistress
- said other head mistress, however, is ‘seduced’ into mistrust for Mlle Julie by a new teacher who wants her all for herself and so alludes to
- Mlle Julie’s supposedly frequent affairs with some of the female staff members as well as several former and current students
- among them above mentioned “Laura”, who some have claimed to be (this is semi-autobiographical, after all) none other than Eleanor Roosevelt!
- who actually went to the school of Mlle. Marie Souvestre, on whom Mlle Julie is based. Other pupils of Mlle Marie Souvestre? (This is just getting better) Natalie Barney.
- and the icing on the cake: Olivia is dedicated to Virginia Woolf.
If you’re still putting together your Christmas wishlist, how about adding the pulp edition of this Virginia-Woolf-dedicated, Eleanor-Roosevelt-alluding, real-life-account of L Word-worthy trials and tribulations of an all-girl-boarding school? Or rather an application form for that school?12.05.13 ♥ 31
Lost Girl - Season 4 Teaser
Ahh this is … definetly making me speechless. Can’t wait!