The briefest moment
James McNeill Whistler, Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville (1865)
What was I going to say? Something about the violent moods of my soul. I think I grow more and more poetic. Perhaps I restrained it, and now, like a plant in a pot it begins to crack the earthenware.
Monica Vitti in Red Desert (1964)
I have been watching the films of Michelangelo Antonioni one after another recently. The first one I watched was Red Desert. I will surely watch it again – again and again and again – because Antonioni is God himself.
Antonioni is the greatest.
"If I were thinking clearly, Leonard, I would tell you that I wrestle alone in the dark, in the deep dark, and that only I can know. Only I can understand my condition. You live with the threat, you tell me you live with the threat of my extinction. Leonard, I live with it too."
– The Hours (2002)
Still, the sun was hot. Still, one got over things. Still, life had a way of adding day to day.
She absolutely gets me through the day.