“The last thing I do is read. Someone once told me that it's best to read first thing in the morning 'cause it shades the rest of your day. I do it at night just to get ahead.”
I want to be forgotten /And I don't want to be reminded
- What Ever Happened? by The Strokes
Kirsten Dunst portrayed the titular monarch, Marie Antoinette, the leader of the 'Cool Kids Club': a bit rebellious, lavish and fun with relatable sense of isolation, longing, boredom and frustration. She was only 14 years old when she was sent away to France (to secure the alliance of Austria and France by producing a male heir). Beautiful and naive, she expected…
"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled…