Francoise Hardy watching herself on French television.
"You tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake…You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that."
Silk-screen on ceramic plate by Keaton Henson.
If you do anything, I wouldn’t mind having a new species of bee named after me.
Girls watch artist painting picture of statue of Flemish artist in Bruges, Belgium, May 1955; by Luis Marden, National Geographic.
"But she was going to give her very best imitation of undiluted sunshine, the imitation she could give even when her head was splitting or when her mother had a nervous breakdown or when she was particularly romantic and curious and courageous."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Benediction
"Take me to your trees. Take me to your breakfasts, your sunsets, your bad dreams, your shoes, your nouns. Take me to your fingers."
Margaret Atwood, Good Bones