The five year old boy I babysit always asks to be the girl Lego because “the girl has 30 hearts and the king only has 10” in every game we play, the girl is more powerful. I was so surprised the first time we played.
I give him a pink plate with his Mac and cheese, and he doesn’t say a thing about it. He named the cat mouse. He’s a special kid.
Orpheus never liked words. He had his music. He would get a funny look on his face and i would say, “what are you thinking about” and he would always be thinking about music.Eurydice (via burningsundown)
If we were in a restaurant sometimes Orpheus would look sullen and wouldn’t talk to me and i thought people felt sorry for me. I should have realized that women envied me. Their husbands talked too much.
But I wanted to talk to him about my notions. I was working on a new philosophical system. It involved hats.
This is what it is to love an artist: The moon is always rising above your house. The houses of your neighbors look dull and lacking in moonlight. But he is always going away from you. Inside his head there is always something more beautiful.
Orpheus said the mind is a slide ruler. It can fit around anything. Words can mean anything. “Show me your body”, he said. It only means one thing.
Orpheus said the mind is like a slide ruler. It can fit around anything. Words can mean anything. Show me your body, he said. It means only one thing.Eurydice (via fuckyeahgreatplays)
Father, Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl (via murrayalongnow)
A letter for you on your wedding day.
There is no choice of any importance in life but the choosing of a beloved. I haven’t met Orpheus, but he seems like a serious young man. I understand he’s a musician.
If I were to give a speech at your wedding I would start with one or two funny jokes and then I might offer some words of advice. I would say:
Cultivate the arts of dancing and small talk.
Everything in moderation.
Court the companionship and respect of dogs.
Grilling a fish or toasting bread without burning requires singleness of purpose, vigilance and steadfast watching.
Keep quiet about politics, but vote for the right man.
Take care to change the lightbulbs.
Continue to give yourself to others because that’s the ultimate satisfaction in life - to love, accept, honor and help others.
Wake up at 6:30 a.m., feeling meh, turn on the television, realize ‘Notorious’ is on, feeling happy now. Favorite Hitchcock movie. Ever.
Caveat: this is the only Cary Grant movie that makes me want to bitch slap him.