Saturday, November 03, 2018

Exiles are like “ghosts in human skin.”

“The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”
– Norman Vincent Peale


 If Your Ex Wants To Be Friends With You, Science Says They Might Be A Psychopath

“Painters of water [like Claude Monet] usually concentrated on more distant effects, such as moonlight shimmering on ruffled rivers or waves crashing heavily on the beach. Monet himself was an acknowledged master of these sorts of waterscapes…But Monet beside his lily pond was in search of more intimate impressions as he registered not only the surface vegetation and reflections but also the water’s murky, half-hidden depths.”

 “I found myself at the Chatelet metro station at peak hour….There was a woman wearing a yellow coat….She was so like my mother that I thought it must be her….She had the same profile as my mother, that distinctive nose, slightly upturned. The same bright eyes. The same high forehead. She hadn’t changed much….Her mouth was set in a bitter grimace. [Now] I was certain it was her.” Therese, age nineteen."

REVIEW. France, Literary, Psychological study

Written by: Patrick Modiano

“Ross MacDonald makes his paper by making paper. For the last 25 years, he’s created tens of thousands of paper props for movies and television shows like “Baby’s Day Out,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Parks and Recreation.” From handwritten letters to driver’s licenses, each piece is custom made and thoughtfully imbued with backstory. Step into Ross’s Connecticut workshop to see how movie magic gets illustrated, aged, cut and copywritten…”

21st CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: Woman who had sex with 20 ghosts is now engaged to a spirit

SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE: When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves.

GERALDINE DOOGUE, AMY DONALDSON. Bill Hayden explains why he decided to be baptised.