“I am a fool with a heart but no brains, and you are a fool with brains but no heart; and we’re both unhappy, and we both suffer.”

—  Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot

Contes immoraux (Immoral Tales) (1974), Walerian Borowczyk
Germany Year Zero (1948), dir. Roberto Rossellini

Children in Gaza cry on their first day of school today as they remember the many friends they’ve lost.
“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)



I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)



I fancied you’d return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)”

—  Sylvia Plath, Mad Girl’s Love Song

L’Enfant du Pays (2003), dir. René Féret

Deerhunter — Agoraphobia


Vincent Van Gogh, detail of View of Paris
gacougnol:

Sabine Weiss (attributed to)Farniente in lingerie c. 1950-1960
“I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits.”

—  Anaïs Nin
Cul-de-Sac (1966), dir. Roman Polanski
billowy:

Anna Karina