VICTORIA VARDOT

"All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade."

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Danse des petits cygnes

And in unison we protect, in unison we persevere, we live on, we live on…

O Captain! My Captain!

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
—Walt Whitman

John Lennon - Imagine

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

fragile and terrified, but still a willing participant

fragile and terrified, but still a willing participant

Marvin Gaye - Sunny

Sunny, thank you
For that smile upon your face

The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
Richard Clayderman - A Comme Amour

amoureux jusqu’à la fin, la fin du temps

“Have patience and endure;
this unhappiness will one day be beneficial.”

—   Ovid, Amorum (16 BC), III. 11. 7.

Deny thy father and refuse thy name;

Holly Golightly:

He's all right! Aren't you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven't got the right to give him one. We don't belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.

Paul Varjak:

Tiffany's? You mean the jewelry store.

Holly Golightly:

That's right. I'm just CRAZY about Tiffany's!

David Letterman - 9/11 Monologue
Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find you In the End

But don’t give up until
True love finds you in the end.

a graze releases more truths than our eyesan embrace freezing time and weaning off liesour hands laced with unrealized desires —-a crave, a crave!a crease, a crease for every promise I save, I’m a slaveto the possibilities of forever residing in your silk skinI kiss my hands to give my lips a taste of where its beenand I thank the firmaments for the power of a single touchfor I shall never have to feel anything less than this much

a graze releases more truths than our eyes
an embrace freezing time and weaning off lies
our hands laced with unrealized desires —-a crave, a crave!
a crease, a crease for every promise I save, I’m a slave
to the possibilities of forever residing in your silk skin
I kiss my hands to give my lips a taste of where its been
and I thank the firmaments for the power of a single touch
for I shall never have to feel anything less than this much

Claude Debussy - Valse romantique

écouter mon corps, écouter attentivement mon empressement

“Maybe, in the final analysis, they saw me as something I wasn’t and I tried to turn them into something they could never be. I loved them all but maybe I never understood any of them. I don’t think they understood me.”

—   Ava Gardner
Taking Back Sunday - Cute Without the 'E'

I just need to keep you in mind as something larger than life