That was the year, my twenty-eight, when I was discovering that not all of the promises would be kept, that some things are in fact irrevocable and that it had counted after all, every evasion and ever procrastination, every word, all of it.
My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast;
there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.
Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young and still not half-perfect? Let me
Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work
which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.
Mary Oliver From Thirst, 2006
Karva Chauth was on Tuesday night. It is a one-day festival celebrated by married Hindu women in North India. You fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. Tru luv, right?
In modern India, it’s seen as a romantic festival akin to Valentine’s Day. According to wiki, advertisers have also jumped on board, e.g. Chevrolet ran an ad in “which a man demonstrates his caring for his wife by buying a car with a sunroof so he can drive her around on Karva Chauth night until she spots the moon through it.”
Here’s my darling Mum looking up prayers and songs for the ceremony on YouTube- East meets West much? Or maybe, Old meets New. Either way, something meets something.
Mum fasted until she saw the moon at about 10.40pm on Tuesday. Her and my Dad had an arranged marriage 30 years ago, she was only 19 years old.
Was I the only human on planet Earth who found ‘Gravity’ underwhelming and dare I say it, a bit boring?
Factors that could have effected this: I didn’t watch it in 3D, I was a bit hungry during the viewing, I was distracted due to some #fullonshit that had happened that day, I find Sandra Bullock and George Clooney to both be at that ‘too famous’ level where I can’t suspend belief and am like “Is George Clooney still dating Stacey Kiebler?”
current inspo aka write something as good as this or GTFO.
Raf Simons with parents at his Dior premiere *tears*
LOVE this peach makeup at Karen Walker. Need this lipstick shade stat.