The-Town

She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.
—  William Faulkner, The Town
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“Well, I have a strong sense of myself. That gives me a sense of security, you know? If I define myself by things that are always changing, like the public’s opinion or what I’m doing, there’s no stability in that.”

- Blake Lively

Happy birthday Blake Lively!!

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I’ve been waiting on this day ever since ANTISUMMERLUV dropped. From going to Beacon together, talent shows together lol & babysitting. Going to your first show ever at The New Parish & at Hiero Day singing along to every word & to all of your shows since. Grammy nominated two years in a row. Now seeing your face on a billboard in our city for your debut album that will be out in a couple hours.
You deserve it all & this is just the beginning. Love you. Proud of you!
Oakland to the Universe.
See you soon Lani 🌊
#SSS #SWEETSEXYSAVAGE #TsunamiMob #OaklandProud #TownBiz #Oakland #Kehlani

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The sound woke me up. At first I didn’t know what it was. It sounded like an animal that got trapped. Never heard a man cry before. I came downstairs in my underwear, see my father in the kitchen. The first thing I remember was the ashtray — must’ve been a hundred cigarettes in there. Ash like a little mountain. He stopped crying and was just sitting there, watching TV on our little black and white, no sound. I think he just didn’t know what else to do. He looked at me standing there in the doorway in my Underoos. He said ‘your mother left. She’s not coming back’. Just like that. Smoking cigarettes and eating a TV dinner at six in the morning…

Ben Affleck as Doug MacRay in The Town (2010) dir. Ben Affleck