Character archetype: the Mentor
The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.
i can’t find where it loops and i love that
These incredible images by Franz Schumacher look like the last thing you would see before ending up in Oz.
When it comes to matters of love, it’s often platonic devotion that proves the most intimate and carries the most weight in one’s life. It’s the love stories of friendship, the decades-spanning, unbreakable connection to someone that stays around as lovers come and go. Yes, romantic love is an all-encompassing illness of the heart, but without a best friend to guide you, life becomes less tolerable. Cinema has long been awash in tales of romantic love, of course, but it’s rare to see a tale of love between two female best friends, especially one that genuinely shows what it is like to have that kind of soul mate, without whom everything else would be askew. But with Noah Baumbach’s latest film, Frances Ha, we see one woman’s journey of self-discovery, ignited by a fractured friendship.
Same with male/female friendship I feel.
Photographs of trains, ca. 1930s-1950s
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Devon Aoki by Lee Jenkins, October 2000
Bride surrounded by her maids, 1930’s
Vlada Roslyakova at Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2006
HAIDER ACKERMANN SS 2009