Look here she comes now
Bow down and stare in wonder
She was beautiful, graceful and controlled, but she was like a porcelain doll trapped under ice. They wondered if her blood was cold in her veins. (But they never saw how her skin would flush at her husband’s touch or how hotly her breath fell against his neck). They did not know that it was not easy to be so. She had been taught and trained and every day was a performance of those lessons. Her voice was smooth and pleasing and she spoke eloquently; every word chosen for impact and within was cryptic messages left to be unravelled. Her lips would smile but her eyes bore into you, stripping you down to your bones, to your flaws, so that in the end you had to turn away from her. She was very good at making you feel unworthy and perhaps, they thought, it was to prove her own worth up there on that interweaving tapestry. Yet she had need not feared; her blood might have not been theirs but, oh, when they looked at her, they could only say how she was a Black through and through.
Gillian Anderson on Jimmy Fallon (May 21).
3 Year Anniversary of Ashes to Ashes’ ending || 21/05/2010
“…A group of people who’ve become really very special to me over time, and… And I think it’s very important at occasions like this to… Well, to let people know your, your real feelings about them. And as I might not be with you for very much longer, I just wanted to say that… well, that, that I love you. Each and, each and every one of you. I love you. So, bon voyage!“
[club tropicana plays in the distance]
maybe you’re here to help me.
They look at each other, like two pictures.
- Bleak House , Charles Dickens
“You know, you’re the most difficult, stubborn, obnoxious, misogynistic and reckless human being I have ever met.”