Carly Florentine @carlyflorentine

carlyflorentine

Carly Florentine Poet, philosopher, photographer, artist, activist and stylist. A messily refined, teller of tales, traveller, lover, actress and dreamer. 🎈💗

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Throwback to the time when a spoon was just a formality. You know you can rely on the resourcefulness of a film crew who can eat a whole tub of ice cream only with their mouth 🍦 👄 ⁣⁣
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With @charles_battison and Rob
  • ⁣⁣ Throwback to the time when a spoon was just a formality. You know you can rely on the resourcefulness of a film crew who can eat a whole tub of ice cream only with their mouth 🍦 👄 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ With @charles_battison and Rob
  • 252 0 6 days ago
  • “The word theatre comes from the Greek. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-Ray of its time. The stage can no more lie about who we are than an X-Ray can. “ Stella Adler ⁣
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Old Souls @canalcafetheatre directed by @william_ribo
  • “The word theatre comes from the Greek. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-Ray of its time. The stage can no more lie about who we are than an X-Ray can. “ Stella Adler ⁣ ⁣ Old Souls @canalcafetheatre directed by @william_ribo
  • 387 0 1 week ago
  • I haven't been spending as much time on my personal account of late as I have been focused on my more adorable account. I started @lovelyheathcliffe as a way to find a permanent home for the excessive Heathcliffe imagery that was overtaking my phone but it has become a place where I connect with others who share this wonderful devotion to catkind by sharing with them, the one who soothes my soul. I've been also having so much fun falling in love with all these sweet kittens to chatting with a girl who knows exactly how it feels to have a cat called Heathcliffe. I've been thinking a lot of this particular relationship as I ponder notions of home as having him, has made my life a lot more complex and less spontaneous but I have no regrets as he has enriched my life in countless precious ways.⁣⁣
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It is also a well known fact that cat lovers are better lovers :) Perhaps I am biased but I think people who are owned by cats understand beyond the adoration of all animals, loving a cat requires special talents in patience & making extra efforts to please their high standards. ⁣⁣
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From the ability to understand the unique cat language of Felinise which translates as the ability to pick up on subtle cues that make someone happy to the sheer amount of pampering & stroking that cats require, teaches you about the art of giving & the intricacies of a warm touch. As the best quality a lover can have is the spirit of generosity. Loving a cat is great practice for loving another living being, learning how to show your love & your affection & how to keep someone satisfied. ⁣
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That is not to say that I don't believe that dog lovers are not included in this category. It is certainly a labour of love to keep up the extensive walking & the unpleasantness of personally tidying away their excrement. Not to mention the fact that cats are much more independent . For some reason most of my lovers & significant others, have preferred dogs. I'm not sure why, perhaps this means I am destined to have an exclusive relationship with my cats or I should just get a dog too. I hope I do get to live with more of these sublime creatures but I am also picturing a future with a Japanese Spitz 🐶
  • I haven't been spending as much time on my personal account of late as I have been focused on my more adorable account. I started @lovelyheathcliffe as a way to find a permanent home for the excessive Heathcliffe imagery that was overtaking my phone but it has become a place where I connect with others who share this wonderful devotion to catkind by sharing with them, the one who soothes my soul. I've been also having so much fun falling in love with all these sweet kittens to chatting with a girl who knows exactly how it feels to have a cat called Heathcliffe. I've been thinking a lot of this particular relationship as I ponder notions of home as having him, has made my life a lot more complex and less spontaneous but I have no regrets as he has enriched my life in countless precious ways.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It is also a well known fact that cat lovers are better lovers :) Perhaps I am biased but I think people who are owned by cats understand beyond the adoration of all animals, loving a cat requires special talents in patience & making extra efforts to please their high standards. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ From the ability to understand the unique cat language of Felinise which translates as the ability to pick up on subtle cues that make someone happy to the sheer amount of pampering & stroking that cats require, teaches you about the art of giving & the intricacies of a warm touch. As the best quality a lover can have is the spirit of generosity. Loving a cat is great practice for loving another living being, learning how to show your love & your affection & how to keep someone satisfied. ⁣ ⁣⁣ That is not to say that I don't believe that dog lovers are not included in this category. It is certainly a labour of love to keep up the extensive walking & the unpleasantness of personally tidying away their excrement. Not to mention the fact that cats are much more independent . For some reason most of my lovers & significant others, have preferred dogs. I'm not sure why, perhaps this means I am destined to have an exclusive relationship with my cats or I should just get a dog too. I hope I do get to live with more of these sublime creatures but I am also picturing a future with a Japanese Spitz 🐶
  • 402 0 1 week ago
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As I look around me and see all these families, couples and friends enjoying their life, while it is but me alone, I don’t feel lonely but just more available to tap into their collective happiness. It’s funny, I have these maternal feelings towards strangers, I feel inspired by and proud of them whereas to them, I just look like some eccentric English woman 😀⁣
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Madrid 2017
  • ⁣ As I look around me and see all these families, couples and friends enjoying their life, while it is but me alone, I don’t feel lonely but just more available to tap into their collective happiness. It’s funny, I have these maternal feelings towards strangers, I feel inspired by and proud of them whereas to them, I just look like some eccentric English woman 😀⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Madrid 2017
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When I arrived in Munich, I was impressed at what a short walk it was to my hotel which was really beautiful with chandeliers. I then walked to my cryotherapy appointment. The lady who served me remembered me from my many attempts at getting through to her by telephone. She lit up when she saw me and gave me that royal English treatment.  She was beautiful with her perfect complexion, pale skin, lovely bright blue eyes and long dark hair, she could have been a modern day Snow White. I stripped off to my lingerie & put on some gloves and ugg type boots and got into this cubicle and she waited for it to start before she told me about all of the benefits. Considering that it was a dry ice temperature of minus 160 degrees Celsius, having her speech to focus on made the time go quicker. My whole body was immersed in this frozen smoke leaving my head poking out at a vaguely normal temperature, it was very surreal to be in this high-tech icy contraption being distracted from the discomfort by gazing upon this stunning maiden while she endearingly blushed & apologised for her English as she struggled to think of a translation for certain words. The time soon ended and I got dressed and topped up my make-up. ⁣⁣
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She gave me aftercare advice and told me about all the different packages they offered there. Of course it was pointless as I was just in town for a couple of days but I went along with it as it was pleasant to see and listen to her, it wasn’t just her appearance, there was something really innocently charming about her. After my day of missed & delayed trains, I was grateful for the enchanting interaction. Angelic people always seem to appear into your life at the appropriate moment and though it can seem lamentable that someone you meet so briefly can make so brilliant an impression but the temporariness is part of the poignancy. Furthermore a memorable 10 minutes is enough to cherish and after all there are so many more. That’s why I have always prized the opportunity of working with people and participating in the richness of multitudinous heartfelt transient communions. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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  • ⁣⁣⁣ When I arrived in Munich, I was impressed at what a short walk it was to my hotel which was really beautiful with chandeliers. I then walked to my cryotherapy appointment. The lady who served me remembered me from my many attempts at getting through to her by telephone. She lit up when she saw me and gave me that royal English treatment. She was beautiful with her perfect complexion, pale skin, lovely bright blue eyes and long dark hair, she could have been a modern day Snow White. I stripped off to my lingerie & put on some gloves and ugg type boots and got into this cubicle and she waited for it to start before she told me about all of the benefits. Considering that it was a dry ice temperature of minus 160 degrees Celsius, having her speech to focus on made the time go quicker. My whole body was immersed in this frozen smoke leaving my head poking out at a vaguely normal temperature, it was very surreal to be in this high-tech icy contraption being distracted from the discomfort by gazing upon this stunning maiden while she endearingly blushed & apologised for her English as she struggled to think of a translation for certain words. The time soon ended and I got dressed and topped up my make-up. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ She gave me aftercare advice and told me about all the different packages they offered there. Of course it was pointless as I was just in town for a couple of days but I went along with it as it was pleasant to see and listen to her, it wasn’t just her appearance, there was something really innocently charming about her. After my day of missed & delayed trains, I was grateful for the enchanting interaction. Angelic people always seem to appear into your life at the appropriate moment and though it can seem lamentable that someone you meet so briefly can make so brilliant an impression but the temporariness is part of the poignancy. Furthermore a memorable 10 minutes is enough to cherish and after all there are so many more. That’s why I have always prized the opportunity of working with people and participating in the richness of multitudinous heartfelt transient communions. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • 187 0 2 weeks ago
  • The make up artist said her student son⁣
drank and smoked it all⁣
he was at UCL studying languages⁣
but doing his year abroad⁣
and that whatever Spain had to offer⁣
he would be imbibing it⁣
“I shouldn't have bothered feeding him⁣
organic broccoli when he was a baby⁣
he could of had tinned veg”⁣
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Not this particular MUA pictured but love the make up although less so, my getting up at 4am face 😂
  • The make up artist said her student son⁣ drank and smoked it all⁣ he was at UCL studying languages⁣ but doing his year abroad⁣ and that whatever Spain had to offer⁣ he would be imbibing it⁣ “I shouldn't have bothered feeding him⁣ organic broccoli when he was a baby⁣ he could of had tinned veg”⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Not this particular MUA pictured but love the make up although less so, my getting up at 4am face 😂
  • 295 0 3 weeks ago
  • I was only joking with recent reference to the no romance quote 😃⁣
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Life is full of abundant allure, exceptional encounters & frequent fortuitous forays with fascinating people that exalt your esteem for existence. Not long ago I was gifted with this song at a time when I was feeling quite frustrated & lacking in clarity. It was in mp3 form on a flash drive so I had to wait to listen but I did have a little peek at the lyrics when I went to the ladies. Trying to imagine the melody was fun but challenging, despite studying it for a while, melody remained a mystery to me. I realised I needed to try harder. Because I hadn’t written any songs in over a year even though I live with 4 musicians and suddenly I understood how much I missed playing my keyboard really badly. If it hadn’t have been very late at night in this moment, I surely would have had my reunion then still there is the matter of space. Even after two big spring cleans, I do not have room for my keyboard apart from on my towering bed which is immensely difficult to play on but I’m willing, as curiously the last song I wrote was in the style of Metronomy and last night a friend told me he had spent the day hanging out with them in Saint Tropez. ⁣
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I believe in love despite all its distractions, confusions and complications. So it means a lot to me to hear that someone also believes in my romantic vision of life. Because I am overwhelmed with the wealth of wonderment everything inspires in me to the point where I feel to be an artist is not a choice but my obligation in homage. Then when in the habit of making tributes to the many who have saved & thrilled me, it is also interesting to experience what it feels like to be the subject of an artistic work. I was also very intrigued at the coincidence, that the composer was very similar in personality & mannerisms to the last person who had written a song about me. They blinked in the exact same unique way and the essence of some lyrics were identical.  Especially as this was not an unusual occurrence, it has actually become almost typical for me to meet people who uncannily remind me of someone I already know. Why? Is the question I eternally ponder 🤔
  • I was only joking with recent reference to the no romance quote 😃⁣ ⁣ Life is full of abundant allure, exceptional encounters & frequent fortuitous forays with fascinating people that exalt your esteem for existence. Not long ago I was gifted with this song at a time when I was feeling quite frustrated & lacking in clarity. It was in mp3 form on a flash drive so I had to wait to listen but I did have a little peek at the lyrics when I went to the ladies. Trying to imagine the melody was fun but challenging, despite studying it for a while, melody remained a mystery to me. I realised I needed to try harder. Because I hadn’t written any songs in over a year even though I live with 4 musicians and suddenly I understood how much I missed playing my keyboard really badly. If it hadn’t have been very late at night in this moment, I surely would have had my reunion then still there is the matter of space. Even after two big spring cleans, I do not have room for my keyboard apart from on my towering bed which is immensely difficult to play on but I’m willing, as curiously the last song I wrote was in the style of Metronomy and last night a friend told me he had spent the day hanging out with them in Saint Tropez. ⁣ ⁣ I believe in love despite all its distractions, confusions and complications. So it means a lot to me to hear that someone also believes in my romantic vision of life. Because I am overwhelmed with the wealth of wonderment everything inspires in me to the point where I feel to be an artist is not a choice but my obligation in homage. Then when in the habit of making tributes to the many who have saved & thrilled me, it is also interesting to experience what it feels like to be the subject of an artistic work. I was also very intrigued at the coincidence, that the composer was very similar in personality & mannerisms to the last person who had written a song about me. They blinked in the exact same unique way and the essence of some lyrics were identical. Especially as this was not an unusual occurrence, it has actually become almost typical for me to meet people who uncannily remind me of someone I already know. Why? Is the question I eternally ponder 🤔
  • 224 0 3 weeks ago
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It is the moments and memories whereby the magic is revealed when people collide on the space and time continuum. ⁣
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NYE this year, on my bed; the central feature of my room, all our house parties and where my dreams are made. The bouncy castle that I lounge and doze upon; available for photo-shoots and private amusements 😊
  • ⁣ It is the moments and memories whereby the magic is revealed when people collide on the space and time continuum. ⁣ ⁣ NYE this year, on my bed; the central feature of my room, all our house parties and where my dreams are made. The bouncy castle that I lounge and doze upon; available for photo-shoots and private amusements 😊
  • 198 0 4 weeks ago
  • I’m just trying to live the best I can, blinded by love and be as productive as I can whilst sunbathing during la canicule. More discursive posts forthcoming when my lexicon has reverted from faulty French to excellent English and my mind has recovered from the epic epiphanies I experienced during my travels to Paris and the journey through hyperspace to the worlds within me. ☀️
  • I’m just trying to live the best I can, blinded by love and be as productive as I can whilst sunbathing during la canicule. More discursive posts forthcoming when my lexicon has reverted from faulty French to excellent English and my mind has recovered from the epic epiphanies I experienced during my travels to Paris and the journey through hyperspace to the worlds within me. ☀️
  • 838 0 4 weeks ago
  • “My life is like a romantic comedy except there’s no romance and it’s just me laughing at my own jokes” 😀
  • “My life is like a romantic comedy except there’s no romance and it’s just me laughing at my own jokes” 😀
  • 319 0 1 month ago
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I didn’t know what was wrong with my sight⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
until I studied visual perception⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
my esteemed professor⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
a charismatic genius ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
flashy in his attire⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
brightly hued streaks in his strands⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
those luminous locks⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
shuffled from orange, purple and blue⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
we looked forward to admiring his latest look⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
we thought it very romantic ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
to see that his wife⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
shared his prismatic tresses⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
a colourful couple of scientists ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
follow the example ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
of the experts of apprehension⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
make yourself dazzling to see⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
as a gift for the others ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
intrigue for the eyes of the beholder⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
pigment your life in the palette of the bold⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
he showed us a slide ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
‘This is what the world looks like ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
to those with perfect vision’⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
the following was a queerer depiction⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
‘this is what the same scene looks like ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
to someone with an astigmatism⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣’
I had no idea how ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
my perception was quite perverted⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
assumed it meant short sighted⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣no one explained ⁣
it was a defect in the eye ⁣⁣⁣
caused by a deviation ⁣
from spherical curvature⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
which results in distorted images⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
as light rays are prevented ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
from meeting at a common focus⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
I dated an optometrist once⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
he said my eyes were lovely⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
I said I couldn’t see very well with them⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
but what does my vision matter⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
so long as they look nice⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
their point more cosmetic than practical⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
good looking bad seeing⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I’m on the cusp of getting glasses after coping without them for 11 odd years. I’ve got to the point where I’ve chosen the frames I like, just need to get around to having an eye test. Had to reschedule my last two appointments, will probably happen at some point, all in good time 👓
  • ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ I didn’t know what was wrong with my sight⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ until I studied visual perception⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ my esteemed professor⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ a charismatic genius ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ flashy in his attire⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ brightly hued streaks in his strands⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ those luminous locks⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ shuffled from orange, purple and blue⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ we looked forward to admiring his latest look⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ we thought it very romantic ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ to see that his wife⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ shared his prismatic tresses⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ a colourful couple of scientists ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ follow the example ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ of the experts of apprehension⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ make yourself dazzling to see⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ as a gift for the others ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ intrigue for the eyes of the beholder⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ pigment your life in the palette of the bold⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ he showed us a slide ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ‘This is what the world looks like ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ to those with perfect vision’⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ the following was a queerer depiction⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ‘this is what the same scene looks like ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ to someone with an astigmatism⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣’ I had no idea how ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ my perception was quite perverted⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ assumed it meant short sighted⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣no one explained ⁣ it was a defect in the eye ⁣⁣⁣ caused by a deviation ⁣ from spherical curvature⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ which results in distorted images⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ as light rays are prevented ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ from meeting at a common focus⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ I dated an optometrist once⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ he said my eyes were lovely⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ I said I couldn’t see very well with them⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ but what does my vision matter⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ so long as they look nice⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ their point more cosmetic than practical⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ good looking bad seeing⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ I’m on the cusp of getting glasses after coping without them for 11 odd years. I’ve got to the point where I’ve chosen the frames I like, just need to get around to having an eye test. Had to reschedule my last two appointments, will probably happen at some point, all in good time 👓
  • 267 0 1 month ago
  • Strangers should smile at each other and say let’s play 😊
  • Strangers should smile at each other and say let’s play 😊
  • 163 0 1 month ago
  • I must detach myself from time-consuming affairs for the while & be ever reminding myself not to allow myself to get distracted. This means shying away from intimacy in all forms, preferring my own company & that of books & of transient sociability with eccentric characters under a haze of liquor in a palace of surreality. The life of a voyeur & occasional exhibitionist. For my part, at present, I shall remain, aloof & mysterious, in my ivory tower, descending every so often for a glass of wine to relay an amusing anecdote of which I have many. I've had dramatic, romantic & meaningful friendships & for a moment it was a charming break from the facts of isolation but these feelings of illusion are fleeting and the sad-getting-on-with-it-nature of the characters lives comes into play & it is truly upsetting but all is fine, as for me, life only ever felt like it could & would be nothing more than a solitary adventure.⁣
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That's not to say that other people are not one of the greatest things about life, for they are. It merely means it is an adventure comprised of many different & wonderful characters on the way. How a great source of pleasure is to ponder the memories I have shared with remarkable people & the thought of seeing them again fills me with such happiness. The anticipation of the introductions to all the friends I’ve not yet met excites me awfully. Every acquaintance is unique & valuable. I think another of my codes to living is to be open to people & to never judge. I think the more we listen & share knowledge with others, the closer to the attainment of wisdom we reach & the better people we become.⁣
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*This is an excerpt from a life manifesto I wrote back in 2010. It arose spontaneously as a break from catwalk reports. The boredom I was experiencing in writing about clothes, made me want to write something more philosophical as well as question what I was doing with my life before writing an essay about what I deem to be the noble professions with the preceding passage stating I wanted to learn many of the creative vocations listed above. Feels appropriate to revisit tonight after discussing biohacking & reclusiveness with a friend on a rare outing.
  • I must detach myself from time-consuming affairs for the while & be ever reminding myself not to allow myself to get distracted. This means shying away from intimacy in all forms, preferring my own company & that of books & of transient sociability with eccentric characters under a haze of liquor in a palace of surreality. The life of a voyeur & occasional exhibitionist. For my part, at present, I shall remain, aloof & mysterious, in my ivory tower, descending every so often for a glass of wine to relay an amusing anecdote of which I have many. I've had dramatic, romantic & meaningful friendships & for a moment it was a charming break from the facts of isolation but these feelings of illusion are fleeting and the sad-getting-on-with-it-nature of the characters lives comes into play & it is truly upsetting but all is fine, as for me, life only ever felt like it could & would be nothing more than a solitary adventure.⁣ ⁣ That's not to say that other people are not one of the greatest things about life, for they are. It merely means it is an adventure comprised of many different & wonderful characters on the way. How a great source of pleasure is to ponder the memories I have shared with remarkable people & the thought of seeing them again fills me with such happiness. The anticipation of the introductions to all the friends I’ve not yet met excites me awfully. Every acquaintance is unique & valuable. I think another of my codes to living is to be open to people & to never judge. I think the more we listen & share knowledge with others, the closer to the attainment of wisdom we reach & the better people we become.⁣ ⁣ *This is an excerpt from a life manifesto I wrote back in 2010. It arose spontaneously as a break from catwalk reports. The boredom I was experiencing in writing about clothes, made me want to write something more philosophical as well as question what I was doing with my life before writing an essay about what I deem to be the noble professions with the preceding passage stating I wanted to learn many of the creative vocations listed above. Feels appropriate to revisit tonight after discussing biohacking & reclusiveness with a friend on a rare outing.
  • 338 0 1 month ago
  • how will I able to write properly 
if I keep such parsimonious company
I must have a room of my own
with room to do yoga or swing a cat
I salute the sun and celestial spheres
take a reverse shot 
of the view in between my legs
that bemused look on my cats face
when I downward dog
the creative challenge of a one handed
Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • how will I able to write properly if I keep such parsimonious company I must have a room of my own with room to do yoga or swing a cat I salute the sun and celestial spheres take a reverse shot of the view in between my legs that bemused look on my cats face when I downward dog the creative challenge of a one handed Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • 113 0 1 month ago
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Don’t look at me with your indifferent eyes⁣
Je veux l’amour sans souffrance⁣
Perhaps I could retire⁣
From refining and redefining⁣
The principles of lust⁣
Playing with paradoxes⁣
Of virtuous wantonness⁣
A boy in the cafe is telling ⁣
His girlfriend of a show ⁣
About the science of morality⁣
He said on the left⁣
Purity is associated with sexuality⁣
On the right it’s more concerned with health⁣
My heart is a hotel⁣
Capaciously full of confusing corridors ⁣
Compassionate comforts⁣
Endless entrances and exit points⁣
Brimming with eccentric residents ⁣
A place people come and go⁣
Some are granted permanent residence⁣
While others outstay their welcome⁣
Trashing their quarters⁣
Contravening the costs⁣
Throwing too much out of the window
  • ⁣ Don’t look at me with your indifferent eyes⁣ Je veux l’amour sans souffrance⁣ Perhaps I could retire⁣ From refining and redefining⁣ The principles of lust⁣ Playing with paradoxes⁣ Of virtuous wantonness⁣ A boy in the cafe is telling ⁣ His girlfriend of a show ⁣ About the science of morality⁣ He said on the left⁣ Purity is associated with sexuality⁣ On the right it’s more concerned with health⁣ My heart is a hotel⁣ Capaciously full of confusing corridors ⁣ Compassionate comforts⁣ Endless entrances and exit points⁣ Brimming with eccentric residents ⁣ A place people come and go⁣ Some are granted permanent residence⁣ While others outstay their welcome⁣ Trashing their quarters⁣ Contravening the costs⁣ Throwing too much out of the window
  • 173 0 1 month ago
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There was a man on the platform⁣
With a Costa cup⁣
I had this feeling it had no drink inside ⁣
Wondered if he was collecting coins ⁣
He was laughing ⁣
Perhaps at me⁣
It was hard to tell ⁣
I was listening to Serge Gainsbourg⁣
I boarded the train and the song ended⁣
I heard him muttering about Coco Chanel⁣
At first I thought he was mad⁣
Then possibly dictating something ⁣
But when he mentioned Audrey Hepburn⁣
I had to assume he was addressing me⁣
Thank you I replied⁣
He said something about Peter O'Toole⁣
And other names that were unfamiliar ⁣
A lot of words I couldn’t make out⁣
Apart from art world ⁣
I couldn’t tell whether his speech ⁣
Was unintelligible, indecipherable or imperceptible ⁣
When he declared ⁣
He was an excellent art forger⁣
Could do Rembrandt ⁣
Really I asked immediately⁣
Surprised, in addition to perplexed⁣
But he was already engrossed ⁣
In his antique book⁣
My time came to disembark ⁣
In my one stop journey ⁣
So I left without goodbye⁣
This kind of stuff always happens⁣
When I wear sunglasses underground⁣
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  • ⁣ There was a man on the platform⁣ With a Costa cup⁣ I had this feeling it had no drink inside ⁣ Wondered if he was collecting coins ⁣ He was laughing ⁣ Perhaps at me⁣ It was hard to tell ⁣ I was listening to Serge Gainsbourg⁣ I boarded the train and the song ended⁣ I heard him muttering about Coco Chanel⁣ At first I thought he was mad⁣ Then possibly dictating something ⁣ But when he mentioned Audrey Hepburn⁣ I had to assume he was addressing me⁣ Thank you I replied⁣ He said something about Peter O'Toole⁣ And other names that were unfamiliar ⁣ A lot of words I couldn’t make out⁣ Apart from art world ⁣ I couldn’t tell whether his speech ⁣ Was unintelligible, indecipherable or imperceptible ⁣ When he declared ⁣ He was an excellent art forger⁣ Could do Rembrandt ⁣ Really I asked immediately⁣ Surprised, in addition to perplexed⁣ But he was already engrossed ⁣ In his antique book⁣ My time came to disembark ⁣ In my one stop journey ⁣ So I left without goodbye⁣ This kind of stuff always happens⁣ When I wear sunglasses underground⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣
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  • A curation of kisses for a narcissistic mirror ⁣⁣
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⁣⁣The Ancient Greeks defined 8 types of love⁣⁣
Eros: intense passionate sexual love⁣⁣
Philia: Affectionate love without attraction between friends; loyalty, camaraderie ⁣⁣
Ludus: Playful love; the fun, childlike flirtations that give the butterfly feeling⁣⁣
Pragma: Longstanding love; a unique harmony formed over time ⁣⁣
Mania: obsessive love; arising from an imbalance of eros & Ludus leading to madness ⁣⁣
Agape: Selfless unconditional love, this is considered to be the purest⁣⁣
Storge: Familial love; between family ⁣⁣
Last but not least & supposedly the beginning of the rest is Philautia: Self Love ⁣⁣
This is grounded on the idea of a healthy type of self-compassion that once understood leads to the strength to actually love yourself and so enable you to love others. As Aristotle put it, “All friendly feelings for others are an extension of a man’s feelings for himself.” As you cannot share what you do not have. If you do not love yourself, you cannot love anyone else either.⁣⁣
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This is not destructive vanity; the type of self obsession that is focused on personal gain, fame & fortune, that is the emotional & empathetic abyss of narcissism; a word so overused in popular culture that it has lost its true meaning. It comes from Greek mythology, in the story of a beautiful young hunter, Narcissus, whom many fell in love with but he only responded with disdain. Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, found out & put a curse on him that he would fall in love with his own reflection when he went to drink from a pool of water. He descended into despair when he knew his love could not be fulfilled & killed himself or drowned in trying to obtain it.⁣⁣
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The word tends to be used synonymously with conceitedness but is actually a serious personality disorder that is a poison to whom harbours it, as well as those who are associated with them. The arrogance it manifests is really a mask for deep insecurity, which is why many narcissists have eisoptrophobia; a fear of mirrors due to terror of their own reflection. ⁣⁣
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I write this on my mirror, handbag & water bottles based on Masaru Emoto’s work on the power of positivity.
  • A curation of kisses for a narcissistic mirror ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣The Ancient Greeks defined 8 types of love⁣⁣ Eros: intense passionate sexual love⁣⁣ Philia: Affectionate love without attraction between friends; loyalty, camaraderie ⁣⁣ Ludus: Playful love; the fun, childlike flirtations that give the butterfly feeling⁣⁣ Pragma: Longstanding love; a unique harmony formed over time ⁣⁣ Mania: obsessive love; arising from an imbalance of eros & Ludus leading to madness ⁣⁣ Agape: Selfless unconditional love, this is considered to be the purest⁣⁣ Storge: Familial love; between family ⁣⁣ Last but not least & supposedly the beginning of the rest is Philautia: Self Love ⁣⁣ This is grounded on the idea of a healthy type of self-compassion that once understood leads to the strength to actually love yourself and so enable you to love others. As Aristotle put it, “All friendly feelings for others are an extension of a man’s feelings for himself.” As you cannot share what you do not have. If you do not love yourself, you cannot love anyone else either.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This is not destructive vanity; the type of self obsession that is focused on personal gain, fame & fortune, that is the emotional & empathetic abyss of narcissism; a word so overused in popular culture that it has lost its true meaning. It comes from Greek mythology, in the story of a beautiful young hunter, Narcissus, whom many fell in love with but he only responded with disdain. Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, found out & put a curse on him that he would fall in love with his own reflection when he went to drink from a pool of water. He descended into despair when he knew his love could not be fulfilled & killed himself or drowned in trying to obtain it.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The word tends to be used synonymously with conceitedness but is actually a serious personality disorder that is a poison to whom harbours it, as well as those who are associated with them. The arrogance it manifests is really a mask for deep insecurity, which is why many narcissists have eisoptrophobia; a fear of mirrors due to terror of their own reflection. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I write this on my mirror, handbag & water bottles based on Masaru Emoto’s work on the power of positivity.
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  • Do you want to be my god
or would you rather be my dog
maybe you should stop salivating at me
and barking up the wrong skirt 
but it is fine to flirt
I’m not looking for a ring 
all I want is a meaningful fling
  • Do you want to be my god or would you rather be my dog maybe you should stop salivating at me and barking up the wrong skirt but it is fine to flirt I’m not looking for a ring all I want is a meaningful fling
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