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For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.
I must say I find that girl utterly delightful. Flat as a board, enormous birthmark in the shape of Mexico over half her face, sweating for hours on end in that sweltering kitchen while Mendl (genius though he is) looms over her like a hulking gorilla - yet without question, without fail, always, and invariably: she’s exceedingly lovely. Why? Because of her purity. - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, dir. by Wes Anderson)
by Daniel Catalano
Two sailors ca. 1940-1945. An image featured in the “Love and War” exhibit at the Kinsey Institute Gallery. More info on the exhibit can be found here.
“The photo is usually seen cropped from the waist up, as it was in the 1980s when the activist organization ACT-UP used in it on a T-shirt in their Read My Lips campaign. But the print hanging in the Kinsey gallery is the original version. Below decks, the sailors’ flies are open, and they are, so to speak, crossing swords.”
Marion Fayolle (b. 1988, Ardèche, France) - 1: Naughty Train, 2013 2: The Moon, 2013 3: Illustration for the book History of O Grand Journal!, 2012 4: For Muze Magazine, 2012 5: For The New York Times, A Formula for Happiness article, 2013 6: Illustration For A Philosophical Novel, A Search Of His Soul, 2011 7: For The New York Times, The Diagnosis Of Mental Disorders, 2013
Now, I know there are very disturbing ways society has shown its fear of sex and/or its hatred of women. Horrific things like clitoral circumcision or Rick Santorum’s entire political career. But this is not meant to be a heavy political article. I wasn’t looking for the worst travesties committed against women in the name of sexual repression. Indeed, that list would number in the thousands and not be funny.
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