This isn’t a bucket list item, but it’s close. They were open today for a Toys For Tots drive. They were absolutely the best ever. And they’re planning more events the next year as they retire the last of these blimps, replacing them with semi-rigid zeppelins.
imagine neighbor!calum being your own alarm clock every morning, with his apartment nestled right above yours, as the pitter-patter of water from his shower thudding like a light drizzle while his voice, soft and smooth, bled through the floor as he sang along to any song that rattled along in his mind - sometimes you’d hum along when you recognized the tune, others leaving you puzzled at the unknown yet beautiful words. but days, weeks, months may pass as you’d bump into one another in the elevator when you’d spark conversation with him - a worn notebook tucked beneath his arm - confessing you’d always appreciated his singing at dawn, leaving him flushed with a bumbling smile because it never occurred to him that he had an audience just a floor away.
Happy Birthday Xavi! March 20, 1989 Québec, Canada [women] are the people i want to talk about, they’re the people i want to protect, they’re the people i want to put in my movies and see fail or win. as a writer, as a human being, and as a young man, it’s easier for me to express my anger, to ask questions, to seek answers, to talk, to cry as a woman in a movie. i connect with those figures more than i connect with men. men are born privileged in the scale of things - i’m generalizing, but it’s true. women have to define themselves in the eyes of men. they have to fight for their rights, especially in a society that will pretend that there is no fight or no battle, that it’s a cliche, that feminists are reactionary, all these things. as a young man who struggled to find his identity and to find his place, i relate to that quest for belonging in society. with mothers, especially, with their flaws, the way they have made huge sacrifices in order to be good moms or just moms. they probably sacrificed a part of their career, they sacrificed some desires, some dreams. i cannot relate, but i love to talk about it. —xavier dolan for interview magazine