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VIRAGO ART CHALLENGE: DAY 17

Spoilers!

The natural result of yesterday’s drawing.  For those who’ve made it to the 1832 epilogue of Virago, this is a much later portrait of that shadowy Maximilien who had kept Enjolras away from her work for the entire winter.  He ended up with a bit of her Greek profile, I think…

Maxime Combeferre is a newly-enrolled polytechnicien when the February Revolution of 1848 breaks out…But that’s another story.  ;)


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If Winter Ends
  • If Winter Ends
  • Bright Eyes
  • Letting Off The Happiness
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If Winter Ends - Bright Eyes

And I give myself three days to feel better
Or else I swear I’ll drive it off a fucking cliff
‘cause if I can’t learn to make myself feel better
How can I expect anyone else to give a shit?

And I scream for the sunlight or a car to take me anywhere
Just get me past this dead and eternal snow
'cause I swear that I’m dying, slowly but it’s happening
And if the perfect spring is waiting somewhere
Just take me there, just take me there, just take me there
And say, and lie to me, and say, and lie to me, and say
It’s going to be alright
It’s going to be alright 
It’s going to be alright
It’s going to be alright 
It’s going to be alright
It’s going to be alright 
It’s going to be alright
It’s going to be alright 
It’s going to be alright 

If Winter Ends
  • If Winter Ends
  • Bright Eyes
  • Letting Off the Happiness
Play

I dreamt of a fever
One that would cure me
Of this cold, winter set heart
With heat to melt these frozen tears 
Burned with reasons as to carry on
Into these twisted months
I plunge without a light to follow
I swear that I would follow anything
Just get me out of here
And you get six months to adapt
Then you get two more to leave town
And in the event that you do adapt 
We still might not want you around
But I fell for the promise of a life with a purpose
But I know that that’s impossible now
And so I drink to stay warm
And to kill selected memories
Because I just can’t think any more about that 
Or about her tonight
And I give myself three days to feel better
Or else I swear I’ll drive it off a fucking cliff
Because if I can’t learn to make myself feel better
How can I expect anyone else to give a shit?
And I scream for the sunlight
Or a car to take me anywhere
Just get me past this dead and eternal snow
Because I swear that I’m dying
Slowly but it’s happening
And if the perfect spring is waiting somewhere
Just take me there, just take me there, just take me there
And say, and lie to me
And say, and lie to me, and say
It’s going to be alright
It’s going to be alright
It’s going to be alright

And so I drink to stay warm
And to kill selected memories
‘cause I just can’t think anymore about that
Or about her tonight
But I give myself three days to feel better
Or else I swear I’ll drive right off a fucking cliff
'cause if I can’t learn to make myself feel better
How can I expect anyone else to give a shit?
And I scream for the sunlight or a car to take me anywhere
Just get me past this dead and eternal snow
'cause I swear that I’m dying, slowly but it’s happening
And if the perfect spring is waiting somewhere
Just take me there, just take me there, just take me there
And say, and lie to me, and say, and lie to me, and say
It’s going to be alright
—  Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst) “If Winter Ends”