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Lumiere hivernale by Michel Dupouy

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❝ i promise that someday
i’ll buy you a place
where you can say “what a nice view”
and i’ll agree
while looking straight at you ❞
—— (via goddiss)
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Cover of ‘Flowers of the Parlor and Garden’ by Edward Sprague Rand. Illustrations by John Andrew and A.C. Warren.

Published 1876 by Hurd and Houghton, Riverside Press

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Fifth Avenue, New York, ca 1905, Jessie Tarbox Beals. American (1871 - 1942)

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Anna Karina in Une femme est une femme by Jean Luc Godard (1961)
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raytings:

Please teach me gently how to breathe.

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“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful.  “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse.  “You become.  It takes a long time.  That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.  Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby.  But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922

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murakamistuff:

book cover idea for ‘Norwegian Wood’

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laurietrueman:

Anna Karina in Alphaville (Godard, 1965)

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fiore-rosso:

Flore Kunst // Braintuning.

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❝ They burned the bridge, then ask why I don’t visit. ❞
—— Ugo Eze  
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Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
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75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

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