The Winged Victory of Samothrace, 2nd century BC
“Because the wind no longer billowed in her garments, because, above all, I had cut her wings, she had ceased to be a Victory, she was a heavy slave of whom I wished to be rid.”
—Marcel Proust, The Prisoner, translated by Carol Clark, p. 343.
Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg (via thisisendless)
I’m just frozen. Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made.
Diego Velazquez, “Las Meninas”/Beyonce, “Diva”
Madame de Sévigné, as quoted in Marcel Proust, The Prisoner, translated by Carol Clark, p. 336.
I feel a kinship with the Narrator’s mother and grandmother. They were Tumblr quote-bloggers before there were Tumblr quote-bloggers.
Obsessed with Ibiza.
How could an atmospheric disturbance from over here disturb my nerves at my fireplace?
Kerry Washington being amazing as always.
Understand colorblinders out there. Please get it.
You are a
land I can’t
-Kay Ryan, “Party Ship” +