I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued… We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing […] And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work.Kirsten Dunst
Copie conforme (2010) dir. Abbas Kiarostami
America - Ventura Highway
'Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
And the days surround your daylight there
Seasons crying no despair
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone, and the only one who seeks out another. His nature -if that word can be used in reference to man, who has ‘invented’ himself by saying ‘no’ to nature- consists in his longing to realize himself in another. Man is nostalgia and a search for communion. Therefore, when he is aware of himself he is aware of his lack of another, that is, of his solitude.Octavio Paz
The Labyrinth of Solitude (El laberinto de la soledad) 1950
The Drunkards Progress: From the first glass to the grave; A lithograph by Nathaniel Currier supporting the temperance movement, circa 1846.
Step 1. A glass with a friend.
Step 2. A glass to keep the cold out.
Step 3. A glass too much.
Step 4. Drunk and riotous.
Step 5. The summit attained. Jolly companions. A confirmed drunkard.
Step 6. Poverty and disease.
Step 7. Forsaken by Friends.
Step 8. Desperation and crime.
Step 9. Death by suicide.
no soy de aquí, ni soy de allá
no tengo edad, ni porvenir