crystal gao

Theme by Theme Static
Love at first sight is always spoken in the past tense. The scene is perfectly adapted to this temporal phenomenon: distinct, abrupt, framed, it is already a memory […] “for a certain time, though a finite one, a deranged interval, something has been successful: I have been fulfilled: all my desires abolished by the plenitude of their satisfaction.
Roland Barthes

Monet’s Nymphéas in Musée de l’Orangerie from Midnight in Paris (2011)

Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.
Van Wyck Brooks
Voices long silenced now must speak and be heard. We need a modern movement — strong yet gentle, driven by love — that brings about the demise of competition, calls forth all beauty and says to the women to our right and left, “You are on my team too.”

Ismo Hölttö

Maybe the first time you saw her you were ten. She was standing in the sun scratching her legs. Or tracing letters in the dirt with a stick. Her hair was being pulled. Or she was pulling someone’s hair. And a part of you was drawn to her, and a part of you resisted—wanting to ride off on your bicycle, kick a stone, remain uncomplicated. In the same breath you felt the strength of a man, and a self-pity that made you feel small and hurt. Part of you thought: Please don’t look at me. If you don’t, I can still turn away. And part of you thought: Look at me.
Nicole Krauss

Birgitta Bachmann