My first tattoo!! Love it!
The draw is by L.Ling
Eartha Kitt on love and compromise, from the documentary All By Myself
[Beginning of Transcript:
Interviewer (IN): *with deep voice* Can anyone live with Eartha Kitt?
Eartha Kitt (EK): That’s not for me to decide. That’s for someone who decides to live with me to decide, not for me.
IN: But are you willing to compromise within a relationship?
EK:*looks incredulous* To compromise? What is compromising? Compromising for what? Compromising for what reason? To compromise for what?! …To compromise… What is compromise?
IN: If a man came into your life, wouldn’t you want to compromise?
EK: *throws her head back and laughs loudly* …stupid.*laughs* A man comes into my life and I have to compromise?! You must think about that one again. *cackles* A man comes into my life and you have to compromise? For what? For what? *looks intensely at interviewer* For what?! A relationship is a relationship that has to be earned! Not to compromise for… And I love relationships, I think they’re fantastic,they’re wonderful, I think they’re great. I think there’s nothing in the world more beautiful than falling in love. But falling in love for the right reasons. Falling in love for the right purpose. *joyful expression* Falling in love…falling in love.. When you fall in love, what is there to compromise about?
IN (who is: Isn’t love, a union between two people, or does Eartha fall in love with herself?
EK: I think, if you want to think about it in terms of analyzing…*contemplates* Yes. I fall in love with myself, and I want someone to share it with me. I want someone to share me, with me.
IN: Has that happened?
EK: *waves and says goodbye to someone offscreen* Many times, in many ways.
End of Transcript*]
If you can I highly recommend watching or at least listening to the video because words can not capture her adorable and carefree manner combined with such conviction displayed in this video. It’s mesmerizing and empowering.
sad low resolution selfie at the end of the party
Collage art by Charles Wilkin | http://iiiinspired.blogspot.com/2013/09/art-collage-works-by-charles-wilkin.html
Lily Myers - “Shrinking Women” (CUPSI 2013)
"As she shrinks, the space around her seems increasingly vast."
Lily Myers, of Wesleyan University, performing at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. This piece was awarded Best Love Poem in the tournament.
(1) President Abraham Lincoln, who had depression
(2) Writer Virginia Woolf, who had bipolar disorder
(3) Artist Vincent Van Gogh, who had bipolar disorder
(4) Writer Sylvia Plath, who had depression
(5) Mathematician John Nash (from A Beautiful Mind), who had schizophrenia
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