Detail of small red torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

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moonlight91 said: hey dear missed you how have you been.

Good good, just busy with the usual things.  Still following old friends though i have been silent on tumblr.

Hope all well with you!

phryneandjack said: I miss you, Red

Awww, thank you! I do come on tumblr every day to check on old friends - loving all your new posts as always.  MFMM 3 come soon!

There was no Purple suitable —
You took it all with you —
Emily Dickinson, from “[1320]” (via proustitute)
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So now that Miss Fisher is over and there are no episodes to analyse - though yay Season 3 come soon - I don’t know what to do with the blog. I don’t watch TV at all these days and unfortunately books I read are not so popular on tumblr but maybe I will do a post now and then.

My Brilliant Career is such a young adult novel - heck Miles Franklin was 16 when she wrote it. Despite this and despite its flaws I still re read it now and then.  I like its prickly heroine who makes modern “spunky” heroines look vapid. Even though Judy Davis found her insufferable and didn’t want to play her (Judy you are perfection but really). I like that it’s depiction of rural living is gritty.  I like the unsentimental, matter of fact sweetness (SO Australian) that punctuates the book. But most of all I like that it has a heroine who chooses writing a book over a beau, an ending that is denied to Jo in Little Women even though Alcott wished otherwise. And even though that brilliant career is followed by a rueful bung.  Heck few YA novel aimed at girls today would go there. So here’s to Miles. You are the best.

On the movie (thank you phryneandjack): Judy Davis is still so awesome, Streep levels of adulation are due to her yet mystifyingly not there.  Sam Neill…so hard to reconcile the lamb spruiking modern version with the darkly handsome Harry Beecham:) And kudos to the film makers for retaining the ending. And here they are in that blissful age when you could turn up at film festivals dressed as yourself.

"All lovers of art to be tolerant to new ideas and not to condemn without understanding". (Ethel Spowers)


Rosalie Gascoigne, artist from New Zealand who uses rubbish she finds to make art, ie. fancy recycling. 

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“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” 
― F. Scott FitzgeraldThis Side of Paradise

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When not deeply engaged in creative activities, or numbed out by the TV, I felt empty. My heart hurt. I often felt hollow or as if I were some sort of wispy ghost, barely existing.

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