“The impulse is that the telling is going to relieve you. And that’s why you feel awful later—you’ve relieved yourself, and if it truly is tragic and awful, it’s not better, it’s worse—-the exhibitionism inherent to a confession has only made the misery worse.”
— Philip Roth, American Pastoral
“Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It’s like the tide going out, revealing whatever’s been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future. The ruin you’ve made.”
—Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye
Helen Mirren photographed in 1986 at the age of 41
If Bohemea’s tumblr was deleted then we’re all as good as gone. In addition to running a beautifully curated blog, Bohemea was meticulous in citing photographers, sources, etc. Her deletion is complete bullshit and I don’t know what tumblr is playing at.
The actual fuck?
ugh. making this.