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DAYDREAMING

“The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse. ” ― Ian McEwan, Atonement Daydreaming at the Water’s Edge Henri Martin – 1899

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SWEET SWEET MELANCHOLIA

“For some nights I slept profoundly; but still every morning I felt the same lassitude, and a languor weighed upon me all day. I felt myself a changed girl. A strange melancholy was stealing over me, a melancholy that I would not have interrupted. Dim thoughts of death began to open, and an idea that I was slowly sinking took gentle, and, somehow, not unwelcome possession of me. If it was sad, the tone of mind which this induced was also sweet. Whatever it might be, my soul acquiesced...

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SYLVIA PLATH – LONELINESS

“God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of “parties” with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter – they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship – but the loneliness of the...

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SEPARATION

“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.” ― Roger de Bussy-Rabutin Separation. Edvard Munch. 1896.

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VLADIMIR NABOKOV ~ THE RAIN

“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” ― Vladimir Nabokov

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OSCAR WILDE ~ THE IMPORTANCE OF CONVERSATION

“The bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” Oscar Wilde

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JAMES FREY ~ DESPAIR

“The wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.” ― James Frey, A Million Little Pieces The Swan of Tuonela Akseli Gallen-Kallela – 1904-1905

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MARCEL PROUST ~ PARADISE LOST

“The true paradises are the paradises that we have lost.” Marcel Proust. Paradise Lost Geza Farago – 1903 www.moniquespassions.com

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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

“The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life the stronger the daughter.” ― Anita Diamant, The Red Tent Mother and Daughter Alexei Harlamoff – 1901

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SYLVIA PLATH ~ HOW IMPORTANT AM I ?

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” Sylvia Plath

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