Inktober 21

Not late anymore! Here is Jeanne de la Motte.

You may recognize a reference to the movie The Affair of the Necklace, with Hilary Swank.

I don’t really like the movie, mostly because they tried to make us empathize with Jeanne, depicting her as a “poor noble girl who just wanted consideration”. But even if I admire her cunning and determination, she was a fraud, not less, so my compassion for her is limited.

But I liked this scene where she wears the necklace all naked in front of a Mirror. Not because it is an easy “sexy” scene (but I guess it is), but for the symbolism. After all her machinations, she finaly have this necklace, one of the most precious things of the world. After all the past humiliations and miseries, she finaly has a revenge against fatality. I easily imagined she enjoys pure jubilation, a pleasure nearly physical. And I think it suits Jeanne.

A Prayer of Repentance for the Million Preborn Slain through Abortion

O Mary Queen of heaven and the Angels; Our humble supplications unworthy as we are due to the offenses committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and thy Immaculate Heart are placed at thy feet.

Bound up to thee with our prayers and our unworthy penance, we offer our hearts to bind with the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus and thy Immaculate Heart.

Sanctum, Sanctum, Sanctorium

Lady of the Roses, Queen of Peace, Mother of Christ Jesus, the Savior of the World whose side was pierced by man and even now, Our Lord, whose Sacred Heart is pierced once again through our faults.

Though we are hesitant and ashamed to come before thee, O Mary, Our Mother with our plea, we ask thee for thy mercy and understanding.

We ask that through the Blood of the Lamb, Thy Son Jesus, we may kneel before the Cross with thee and kneeling, beg forgiveness for our sins and for the sins of all by whom thy Immaculate Heart is offended. Amen.


Harnaam Kaur first started growing facial hair at the age of 11. She was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, a condition that causes a hormone imbalance in women. 

“I decided to keep my beard and step forward against society’s expectations of what a woman should look like,” Kaur said. “Today I am happy living as a young beautiful bearded woman. I have realized that this body is mine, I own it, I do not have any other body to live in so I may as well love it unconditionally" 

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.