...Three generations of folk-or-fairy-tale women...
~ Baba Yaga
, a fascinating character from Slavic mythology, the pregnant princess from the old German folktale of The Three Ravens (who was magically brought to life by Jim Henson
) and of course, Ms Hood and the Wolf....
Drawn while listening to lots and lots of Iron and Wine
and Alexi Murdoch's
gentle and profound musing on love and life...And
... I'm on tenterhooks, waiting for the UK release of Jane Campion's new film Bright Star
- which looks to be so utterly lovely,
in so many ways...
I regret that I don't know Ben Whishaw or his work at all, but am very much looking forward to seeing what he can do... I know Abbie Cornish is a marvellously strong, intelligent Aussie actress (do watch out for her in other things - she's amazing in 'Candy' - a film with Heath Ledger about heroin addiction), so I'm sure she'll be fantastic - and Paul Schneider (who is said to steal every scene he's in) is always wonderfully magnetic and really rather gorgeous and definately worth watching - even in a tartan suit.
... and looook - even the website
is exquisite, with its delicately-painted-and-folded love-notes and softly tinted production photos....Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art--
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors--
No--yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever--or else swoon to death.
~ John Keats.
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