Saturday, July 22, 2017


Mrs Dalloway
"A day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post–First World War England. All of the action, aside from the flashbacks, takes place on a day in June 1923. It's an example of sream of consciousness storytelling: every scene closely tracks the momentary thoughts of a particular character. Woolf blurs the distinction between direct and indirect speech throughout the novel, freely alternating her mode of narration between omniscient description, indirect interior monologue, and soliloquy."

"She thought there were no Gods; no one was to blame; and so she evolved this atheists religion of doing good for the sake of goodness”
"Clarissa had a theory in those days - they had heaps of theories, always theories, as young people have. It was to explain the feeling they had of dissatisfaction; not knowing people; not being known.
For how could they know each other?...

...You met every day; then not for six months, or years. It was unsatisfactory, they agreed, how little one knew people."
 "But she said, sitting on the bus going up Shaftesbury Avenue, she felt herself everywhere; not 'here, here, here'; and she tapped the back of the seat; but everywhere. She waved her hand, going up Shaftesbury Avenue."
"She was all that. So that to know her, or any one, one must seek out the people who completed them; even the places."

"Odd affinities she had with people she had never spoke to, some women in the street, some man behind a counter - even trees, or barns."
or dimly lit passageways
 ...under construction sites.
Dear Virginia
This reader feels down low. got the low downs.
She seeks solace in spent lilies,
feels Fall signaling from the last bloom of hollyhock.
 "It ended in a transcendental theory which, with her horror of death, allowed her to believe, or say that she believed (for all her skepticism), that since our apparitions, the part of us which appears, are so momentary compared with the other, the unseen part of us, which spreads wide, the unseen might survive, be recovered somehow attached to this person or that, or even haunting certain places, after death.
Perhaps - perhaps."

The Hours
a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman. Supporting roles are played by Ed Harris, John C. Reilly, Stephen Dillane, Jeff Daniels, Miranda Richardson, Allison Janney, Toni Collette and Claire Danes. The screenplay by David Hare is based on Michael Cunningham's 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title. The plot focuses on three women of different generations whose lives are interconnected by the novel Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf...
2 excruciating hours and thirty minutes



grace Forrest~Maestas said...

this post is Perfection

her words

your photographs


Mo Crow said...

such a beautiful post and I loved that film!

Anonymous said...

you remind me of how much I love Woolf... was a super dee duper fan in college. the pictures you partner with the text really bring it to a different level. I hope that you are feeling less 'down low' by the time this comment arrives...