…for some of us, books are as important as anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid pieces of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet you or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die. They are full of the things that you don’t get in life…wonderful, lyrical language, for instance. And quality of attention: we may notice amazing details during the course of a day but we rarely let ourselves stop and really pay attention. An author makes you notice, makes you pay attention and this is a great gift. My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I’m grateful for it the way I’m grateful for the ocean.
Concept: waking up in the morning with her smiling in my face, my arms wrapped around her body with her head laying on my chest and I’m admiring all that she is and all of her damn beauty and within this moment I feel absolutely fucking content and aware of how deeply in love I am.
No sympathy from me,
oh not anymore;
you poisoned my mind, with twisted thorny vines, left me in a locked chamber of dripping dark hopelessness, death always knocking at my door.
When will it be enough for you, to leave my life fully? When I’m broken, shatter pieces of glass, a heart of coal and a mind dampened with sickening, warped, morbid thoughts, swimming in pools of dreams about my own death and decay?
Leave now, leave well, leave forevermore;
you’re not welcome in my heart: don’t walk through its door.
The creators of SKAM are amazing in two ways. 1. Making it so extremely realistic with the text messages and instagram accounts.
But, the most important thing is 2. Giving their characters real problems a lot of people struggle with today and also a lot of people don’t understand. I’m not manic depressive or bipolar but I do have an extreme (social) anxiety disorder and it’s not easy to tell people how it feels.
I hope in the next two episodes they will give more information about the mental illness Henrik Holm is portraying and that they will have a happy ending.. because whatever mental illness you may have, we all want a happy end and if we work on it, we CAN have a happy end.
Also seeing how heartbroken Isak is reminds me of my parents everytime i’m extremely down and agressive. It’s hard for the people around a mental ill person but if you REALLY love and care for that person there’s no doubt in me you can’t get through it.
Also, i want to applaud especially Henrik Holm for his acting. He made me feel extremely anxious, scared, confused and empty (maybe that’s not the best thing) but acting is about emotions and when you can make someone feel like that with your acting, WHERE’S HIS OSCAR? haha.
Tarjei did an AMAZING job too. Whenever i’m watching him it doesn’t even feel like he’s acting. I could feel his panic in those last minutes of the episode. Also, he doesn’t need words for me to understand his feelings.
Other countries and series can learn from SKAM. It’s just simply beautiful and amazingly written.
A HUG FOR THE FANDOM ♡
I talked to a lady, we were choosing kids clothes from a sale rack. She wanted to know if the tiny polka dots on the little pants she was holding matched the graphics on a shirt. She held them up and showed me.
What do you think, she asked. It’s sort of an in-between colour, isn’t it, I said. Not really fully pink or fully purple. Maybe a kind of lavender? She held up a few different shirts and we stood side by side squinting at them in a store in a mall full of people in a city full of people with their busy days and traffic and phones and trajectories.
I haven’t thought much about what I looked at or what I bought or any of it again, but I think now of this, this standing with a stranger.