“I existed to mean something to you, to matter to you and then to belong to you.”
— Anne Sexton, from a unsent letter to Mary Gray Harvey, featured in “Anne Sexton: A Biography,” written by Diane Wood Middlebrook
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“It feels as though the beginning and the end are intertwined, thus leading to a never-ending cycle. Surely this will not be the end. Just as it can’t be considered the beginning. Just as it can’t be determined where the beginning or the end is.”
― Eunjin Jang, No One Writes Back
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“It’s the unbroken calm, both within and without, that is getting to her. Real events happen to people, she thinks, why not me? And then there’s her conviction that they are happening, all around her, but that they’re being kept from her.”
— Margaret Atwood, from Dancing Girls & Other Stories
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The head of Medusa carved from BC Jade
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I wanted to write a book about Orpheus and
Eurydice, how they lived and died and died again.
How hellish, discovering that the journey was not
enough, even at its end, that impulse to look back,
which is like admitting grief is a form of self-sabotage.
— Muriel Leung, from “This Is to Live Several Lives,” Imagine Us, The Swarm
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La Veronica, Giovanni Gasparro
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My Most Haunted Roll Of Film Yet
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paternal grandmoms are absolutely insane and evil
‘I’ve been lost but I’m here now.
You’re the only person who has ever been able to find me.’
1.Sappho | 2.Ron Hicks | 3.Sappho | 4.Käthe Butcher | 5.Vita Sackville-West | 6.Helena Janecic | 7.Sue Zhao | 8.Helena Janecic | 9,10.Sappho | 11.Helena Janecic | 12.Sylvia Plath | 13.Milt Kobayashi | 14.Elliot Wake | 15.Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema | 16.Julie Anne Peters | 17.Käthe Butcher | 18. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu | 19.Patricia Highsmith | 20.Helena Janecic | 21.Virginia Woolf | 22.Patricia Highsmith
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Taken in Venice by my friend
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Interiors of Barrington Court, Somerset, an unfurnished Tudor house, built mostly in the 1550s. It was one of the first properties to be acquired by the National Trust (in 1907).
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[Start ID: 4 sketchbook pages with stylized lineart from episodes 18-21 from I am in Eskew. Page One has two images: An explosion with plumes of smoke and fire in a clearing in the forest, and a man staring vacantly at something in the distance while bug-like shapes crawl over his face. Page Two has four images: a movie screen showing a silhouette laying down in movie seating while people gather around them, a shiny beetle, a beetle partly crunched with legs missing, and a hand with white grease covering it and sliding beneath the coat. Page Three has five images: a weed with an extensive root system, Magda without a mouth and with empty eyes holding tent pegs and violin string, a Magda screaming while curling up into a ball of uniform and flesh, a Magda unspooling into strings flowing between the trees, and the School Party of tents, canopies and cushions which is styled like a carnival. Page Four has three images: shoes pointed to sliding glass doors, a rusted truck with melted tires and plants growing in the body, and a tourism poster showing a father throwing his child into a lake, with unclear lettering above the word Eskew. /END ID]
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gay love + touching hands, by Ian McKellen / God’s Own Country / Yehuda Amichai / The Handmaiden / Walt Whitman / Sex Education / Leslie Feinberg / And Then We Danced / Richard Siken
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Mythological Motif with Fauns on a Rocky Coast
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She feels savage, she could eat a heart.
Margaret Atwood, from 'Life Before Man'
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