Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
Thanks anon, random is good!
For TV: My favorite show of all time has to be The Walking Dead. It went from being just this show my boyfriend and I were binge watching to this storyline that I couldn’t stop thinking about and putting myself into to see where I’d fit. I love Daryl. I just think it shows so many facets of human nature and I’m fascinated by it, and of course I’m a sucker for dystopian stories. Which brings me to the second show – my boyfriend and I are currently watching The Leftovers, and we’re hooked! Another great dystopian setting that shines a light on the darker places of the human psyche. Guess we’re into that. True Detective! Also, we loved Breaking Bad so much that we dressed up as Walter White and “Blue Crystal” last Halloween! I also like Downton Abbey, I watch that one and discuss it with my parents since my dad is a bit of an Anglophile. Also, if I’m being honest, I’ve been known to watch a trashy show or two. It’s like junk food for your brain.
Movies: There’s so many! I think the ones I could watch over and over again are: Atonement, The Prestige, Shutter Island, A Beautiful Mind, Cast Away, Titanic (duh), Finding Neverland (this one is so tough for me to watch because it’s close to my heart but I just love it, always cathartic), Good Will Hunting, and The Dark Knight. Alice in Wonderland of course. Skyfall because Javier Bardem was a genius. I’m sure I’m leaving out a few, but I really like either dramas or documentaries for the most part, dramas especially. Like literature (and TV) I’m most compelled by the dark hero’s journey paradigm. I like to see the full inner journey play out and dark sides addressed. But to lighted the mood… two of my favorite comedies are The Money Pit (Tom Hanks original) and Bridesmaids!
Highly recommend any of the above.
Thanks for your curiosity!
You are beautiful like demolition. Just the thought of you draws my knuckles white. I don’t need a god. I have you and your beautiful mouth, your hands holding onto me, the nails leaving unfelt wounds, your hot breath on my neck. The taste of your saliva. The darkness is ours. The nights belong to us.
All her life she had believed in something more, in the mystery that shape-shifted at the edge of her senses. It was the flutter of moth wings on glass and the promise of river nymphs in the dappled creek beds. It was the smell of oak trees on the summer evening she fell in love, and the way the dawn threw itself across the cow pond and turned the water to light.
We are not simply in the universe, we are part of it. We are born from it. One might even say we have been empowered by the universe to figure itself out — and we have only just begun.