Take Me To Church - Sinéad O’Connor

Oh, Take me to church,
I’ve done so many bad things that hurts
yeah, Take me to church,
but not the ones that hurt

I’m sorry. He hurt me too.
 Six Word Story
Dane Dehaan

Dane Dehaan

In the church of my heart the choir is on fire.
(In the heart’s chapel the choir loft catches fire!) - Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky
You cannot find peace by avoiding life, Leonard.
Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002)

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
examines,
gnaws on kind words
unsaid,
promised walks
never taken.

Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their
nurture,
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
radiance,
fall away.
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold
caves.

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.”

Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace And Prayer
When Great Trees Fall

James Dean visits Marlon Brando on the set of “Desiree”, 1954.

De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

Film/TV Log

177. 2/3/14 - Kill Your Darlings (2013)
178. 2/8/14 - Haywire (2011)
179. 2/9/14 - Smokin’ Aces (2006)
180. 2/18/14 - The Interpreter (2005)
181. 2/19/14 - American Dreamz (2006) (This is probably the worst movie I have ever seen.) 
182. 2/20/14 - Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
183. 2/21/14 - Erin Brockovich (2000)
184. 3/20/14 - Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
185. 4/15/14 - 4/18/14 - Glee: Season 4 (2012-2013)
186. 4/19/14 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Giving

How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words.
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King
Today marks the 11th anniversary of Leslie Cheung’s (張國榮) death. 

Today marks the 11th anniversary of Leslie Cheung’s (張國榮) death. 

The Hours (2002) - Train Station Scene

Virginia Woolf
:
I’m dying in this town.
Leonard Woolf: If you were thinking clearly, Virginia, you would recall it was London that brought you low.
Virginia Woolf: If I were thinking clearly? If I were thinking clearly?
Leonard Woolf: We brought you to Richmond to give you peace.
Virginia Woolf: If I were thinking clearly, Leonard, I would tell you that I wrestle alone in the dark, in the deep dark, and that only I can know. Only I can understand my condition. You live with the threat, you tell me you live with the threat of my extinction. Leonard, I live with it too.
[pause]
Virginia Woolf: This is my right; it is the right of every human being. I choose not the suffocating anesthetic of the suburbs, but the violent jolt of the Capital, that is my choice. The meanest patient, yes, even the very lowest is allowed some say in the matter of her own prescription. Thereby she defines her humanity.
[pause]
Virginia Woolf: I wish, for your sake, Leonard, I could be happy in this quietness.
But if it is a choice between Richmond and death, I choose death.