My sister shared a graphic on Facebook that said, “turn your clocks ahead next Sunday! ” and the person who originally posted it said “oh no, summer’s over.”

I reminded my poor sister (who starts work at 5 a.m.) that she would be setting her clocks back and it wasn’t until November 2. I’m not sure what the original poster was smoking.

Also, if you need an impetus to watch Le Joli Mai, here is a still from the documentary.

Also, if you need an impetus to watch Le Joli Mai, here is a still from the documentary.

herestothehalcyon:

littlegreengarden:

So many delicious choices in one menu!

I’m wondering about the bittermelon and clown …

The clown featherback is a kind of fish (and if you already knew that, ignore me).

I ran into this (the title translates as ‘The Lovely Month of May’) on Turner Classic Movies. I’ve missed most of it but what I’ve seen is fantastic. It’s listed in Netflix as “SAVE” so aside from seeing it on TCM again, I’m not sure where you would find it. Here’s the trailer.

"A far-reaching meditation on the relationship between individual and society" (Film Comment), LE JOLI MAI is a portrait of Paris and Parisians shot during May 1962.
It is a film with several thousand actors including a poet, a student, an owl, a housewife, a stockbroker, a competitive dancer, two lovers, General de Gaulle and several cats.
Filmed just after the March ceasefire between France and Algeria, LE JOLI MAI documents Paris during a turning point in French history: the first time since 1939 that France was not involved in any war.

ETA - you can rent or buy on Google Play (and I bet iTunes too).

I ran into this (the title translates as ‘The Lovely Month of May’) on Turner Classic Movies. I’ve missed most of it but what I’ve seen is fantastic. It’s listed in Netflix as “SAVE” so aside from seeing it on TCM again, I’m not sure where you would find it. Here’s the trailer.

"A far-reaching meditation on the relationship between individual and society" (Film Comment), LE JOLI MAI is a portrait of Paris and Parisians shot during May 1962.

It is a film with several thousand actors including a poet, a student, an owl, a housewife, a stockbroker, a competitive dancer, two lovers, General de Gaulle and several cats.

Filmed just after the March ceasefire between France and Algeria, LE JOLI MAI documents Paris during a turning point in French history: the first time since 1939 that France was not involved in any war.

ETA - you can rent or buy on Google Play (and I bet iTunes too).

tally-art:

So cute

tally-art:

So cute

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tastefullyoffensive:

"I nominate Mona Lisa and the Girl with the Pearl Earring." [via]

tastefullyoffensive:

"I nominate Mona Lisa and the Girl with the Pearl Earring." [via]

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Miu Miu S/S 2014 Runway Details

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Miu Miu S/S 2014 Runway Details

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Will Self on Viewing Death-Life As A Single Phenomenon & Dealing With Loss

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In the secular world, the dead disappear below the waves and become irrelevant in discourse. Your friend dies, your lover dies, your family member dies, and it’s kind of legitimate to talk about them for a while and to refer to them on anniversaries. But very soon it becomes a little bit de trop to mention it. They have left. All of life arranges itself to be concerned solely with the living. The dead, at best, are bit players, but mostly they are not allowed to involve themselves in the drama. And I think the interesting thing about considering death-life as a single phenomenon, is that it brings all of those people back into play. They become relevant to us again and it affects our cultural perspective as well and it seems to me that there is a sort of rather grotesque symmetry between the evanescence of our culture, its obsession with what’s new and what’s up to date and what’s happening and the zeitgeistiness and this refusal to acknowledge the personae of the dead. Without needing to consider them as being immortal in some other place or anything like that, but just the fact of their existence, that they have existed. So I think that that kind of death-life view, again, without needing to appeal to immortality or anything like that, can be very very helpful in dealing with loss, for example. 

-Will Self

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When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

- Henri Nouwen

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