The self is a patchwork of the felt and the unfelt, of presences and absences, of navigable channels around the walled-off numbnesses. Perhaps it’s impossible for anyone short of an enlightened being to carry the weight of all suffering, even to recognize and embrace it, but we make ourselves large or small, here or there, in our empathies.
Rebecca Solnit, from “Wound,” The Faraway Nearby (Penguin Books, 2013)
Sadness the blue like dusk, the reminder that all things are ephemeral, and that because there is time there is change and that
another name for change, if you look back toward what is vanishing in
the distance, is loss. But sadness is also beautiful, maybe because it
rings so true and goes so deep, because it is about the distances in our
lives, the things we lose, the abyss between what the lover and the
beloved want and imagine and understand that may widen to become
unbridgeable at any moment, the distance between the hope at the outset
and the eventual outcome, the journeys we have to travel, including the
last one out of being and on past becoming into the unimaginable: the
moth flown into the pure dark. Or the flame.
— Rebecca Solnit, from “Moths,” The Faraway Nearby (Penguin Books, 2013)
When teenager Rebecca Blackmore gave birth in her North
Carolina home on the 17th of June 2011, she was rushed to hospital,
but the baby wasn’t with her. Blackmore told nurses it was a stillborn and the
baby was wrapped in her wardrobe. However, when police arrived they noticed the
baby had multiple stab wounds.
In 2013, Rebecca Blackmore was sentenced to 10-12 years
Let’s say that the relationship with directors it’s not always easy. I’ve worked with female directors and I see them more like allies. The male ones tend to idealize you and project their thoughts on you. Léa Seydoux
Léa Seydoux directed by women filmography: Mes Copines dir. Sylvie Alme - 2006 The Last Mistress dir. Catherine Breillat - 2007 Dolls and Angels dir. Nora Hamdi - 2008 Lourdes dir. Jessica Hausner - 2009 Dear Prudence dir. Rebecca Zlotowski - 2010 Sister dir. Ursula Meir - 2012 Grand Central dir. Rebecca Zlotowski - 2013