Friendly reminder that the Russian animation company, Wizart, made a film called “The Snow Queen” with only a budget of $7 million.
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color meme - once upon a time + white and yellow
La belle & la bête (2014)
I’ve been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what I might feel like when those lights rise in the sky.
marika hackman - ‘81
i remember being at a gig when she announced she was doing a joanna newsom cover and internally screaming + fumbling for my phone to record + making awkward creepy-grinning eye contact all at the same time. i rarely like covers of joanna newsom songs, but this makes me so happy.
“Perfection is not just about control; it is also about letting go.”
what to wear when…in a tunisian fairy tale.examples: sabra وزوجها gadanfar الذي كان أسد (sabra and her lion-husband gadanfar), وفاة أبي nowas وزوجتهg (the death of abu nowas and of his wife), قصة حب غريبة من gador وbaya (the strange love story of gador and baya)
[tunisian] female storytellers reclaim and reconstruct the figure of the patient wife to combat discourses that undermine women’s agency and sense of power…thematically, the story of the [fairy tale motif of the patient wife] is this: a wife endures silently her husband’s cruelty for many years while he deprives her of her family and friends, her children, and even her position as wife. when she finally speaks out, he praises her patience, recognizes her as his wife, and reunites her with her children, now grown…[in the west,] the griselda tale fits the medieval patriarchal paradigm and we can easily read this story as reinforcing normative values and aiming at the domestication and repression of women [but] the motif of the patient wife, as received by the north african audience, is heard differently…[variants found in الجمهورية التونسية and المغرب] often emphasize the patient wife’s role in reforming her husband, preserving the family, and thereby restoring order to their marriage and her life [and] emphasizes the husband’s reform and domestication in his devotion to sabra. whereas at the beginning of the tale both husband and wife are fragmented, the tale ends with two complete humans collaborating in creating a family…the narrator of the sabra tale might choose to position patience and humility as virtues…this emphasis on patience and its practice represents a difference between the cultures…in arabic, connotations of the noun sabr (patience) include composure, equanimity, steadfastness, firmness, self-control, self-command, self-possession, perseverance, endurance, and hardiness, reflecting the actively resistant potential of patience. in muslim arabic [fairy tales], the discourse of patience and resistance transcends the boundaries of gender to become the ultimate principle of life, weaving the fabric of community and providing a model for all to follow.
post 665 of an infinity-part series
Andy Goldsworthy works with nature only and creates so-called land art. His works are vulnerable and transient. For his ephermal works, Goldsworthy often uses only his bare hands, teeth and found tools to prepare and arrange the materials.
seems that you and i; our paths were e n t w i n e d from the very start.
remember who the real enemy is.
Google Doodle for Maria Callas 90th Birthday