Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic
experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their
test in life. They're aristocrats. ~Diane
I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse. ~ Diane Arbus
ok. it's a given. i am enchanted by diane arbus.
Dr Iannis to Pelagia, his daughter.
"And another thing. Love is a
temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it
subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots
have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement,
it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not the promulgation
of promises of eternal passion. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he
is kissing every part of your body. No… don’t blush. I am telling you some
truths. That is just being ‘in love’, which any fool can do. Love itself is what
is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a
fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards
each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our
branches we found that we were one tree and not two. […] Doesn’t sound very
exciting, does it? Trust me, it is."
- Louis de Bernières in Corelli’s