Friday, January 07, 2022

Quote of the Day

“He and I have this lovely long history of meeting at Hollywood events and being the two shy ones – both shy and tickled pink and pinching ourselves and looking forward to telling people at home, but not confident enough to step in and talk to, say, Angelina Jolie.”

-- That is Tilda Swinton talking about how she and Pedro Almodovar bonded at an Oscar party in 2008, and oh to be a wallflower planted beside those two eh? That quote is out of a truly wonderful long piece on the actor in The Guardian that I very much recommend taking the time with -- I thought I'd just skim it and then get back to it over lunch but I was one hundred percent sucked in. The part about Derek Jarman's death and all the AIDS deaths in that time period, and how she identified with the TV series It's a Sin from this past year, was especially moving. Anyway go read it! She is such a fascination and gift. Here is one more quote for the road:

"My experience of grief is a kind of emptying. All the stories stop, there is no road in front of you. It all just goes black, and it takes a long time to get over it.”

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