Along the way, take time to eat the flowers.
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
"After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
Jorge Luis Borges, You Learn
Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture, photographed by Kevin Tachman.
Juliana Schurig by Emma Tempest for Vogue Russia July 2014
Teaching my boss how to share a link to her father’s 43 year old bestselling book (recommended by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett) on Facebook has been one of the best parts of my day. A panqueques wake up call from my mortal enemy at 8AM was another.
For the 50th anniversary of A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles,eviews the DVD release:
"In the unmistakable alchemy of their sound – and in their authentic laughter as they run from shrieking fans during the film’s opening credits – The Beatles embodied the hope and vitality the world was looking for then and still loves to this day. Like Louis Armstrong, they created music that, even when sad, is bursting with joy. All those hard days and nights paid off, for more than any band I can think of, they captured the yeah-yeah-yeah of happiness."
Read the full review: 'A Hard Day's Night': A Pop Artifact That Still Crackles With Energy
Photo via Janus films