"Whatever makes people happy they should just do it,
cos time is a mere scratch and life is nothing"
I've only switched my laptop on once this week. I'm dying to catch up with all my favourite blogs but my concentration is lacking and I like to read and comment on things properly. I've completely neglected blogging and trying to think of something short to post was hard enough. I didn't get my Friday quotes together again this week, I've been pondering about life and death and how quickly the time goes by.
I watched Morrissey playing at Glastonbury earlier. I'm enjoying Glastonbury from the comfort of my daybed while it rains relentlessly outside. I feel for all my friends that are there dealing with the mud but I know they'll still have a brilliant time. I think Morrissey's great but I have to say his performance didn't blow me away tonight. (NB. Although I re watched it and have to change my mind. I must have been having an off day!) Mumford and Sons, a band that have never been on my radar before really stood out. Check it out on iPlayer if you can.
I've been re-reading The Beautiful and Damned. The Great Gatsby is one of my favourite novels and I've always been fascinated by the Fitzgeralds. I understand a lot of the witty lines came from Zelda's diaries.
I love Zelda, the original flapper and party girl. Shame about her tragic end.
Neither of them lived very long.
Kate Moss's favourite book is The Beautiful and Damned
It was the theme of her 30th Birthday party. I think she looks gorgeous and her vintage 30's dress is beautiful.
When Jamie Hince proposed to Kate he wanted something really special and tried to track down Zelda Fitzgerald's original diamond engagement ring. He couldn't find the original but managed to get hold of some sketches of it and Bond Street jewellers S. J. Philips copied it. I think it's fabulous that he tried to find Zelda's actual ring. Extra points to Jamie.
Tallulah Bankhead in Penguin's edition of The Beautiful and Damned
"There's only one lesson to be learned from life, anyway" interrupted Gloria, not in contradiction but in a sort of melancholy agreement.
"What's that?" demanded Maury sharply
"That there's no lesson to be learned from life"
from The Beautiful and Damned
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
If I haven't visited you yet, I shall this weekend. Thank you SO much for all your kind words about my aunt. You're all absolutely lovely and I really appreciate it.
Have a fantastic weekend. My friend tells me it's going to be a heatwave... we shall see xxx