‘It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are.’ – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Is anyone sitting there? Can I buy you a drink? Do you mind if I call you sometime? Have you chosen which movie you want to see? What did you fancy for dinner? Chocolate […]Read more "The choices we make…"
‘I missed the most important fact of it all, which is quite simply…the audience wants to forget who’s under the mask. But they don’t want to forget because of obfuscation…no, they want to forget it’s you by virtue of the passion of your performance. They want to be transported…transported to a world where bigger truths […]Read more "Batman vs Superman… (Or why I really want to fuck Batman)"
‘Let me satisfy your soul Not a saint but do I have to be’ – BØRNS, Holy Ghost I may be kneeling, but there is nothing pious about my position. I am not praying or kneeling in honour; I’m waiting. The blindfold around my eyes is so tight that I can’t open them at all […]Read more "I’m not a saint, but do I have to be?"
The TV is murmuring quietly in the background as she potters about the kitchen, collecting ingredients and fetching pans out of the cupboards. She is soothed by the simple actions of preparing the meal – peeling and dicing the onion, slicing the peppers into fine slithers. This risotto is a recipe that she can prepare […]Read more "Risotto…"
‘No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become…There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don’t.’ – Stephen King, The Stand My blog is now a year old! This time last year, my life was different. I […]Read more "Take a look at me now…"
‘Only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstasy.’ – Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus After months of thinking about it and never quite getting around to it, I finally went to the Institute of Sexology at the Wellcome Collection last week, barely days before it closes. The whole exhibition was fascinating […]Read more "Unknown conflict…"
We talk about the nature of relationships, of men, how love comes in different forms. Passion, she says, you can feel “for the worst man you ever met. But that has nothing to do with a deeper partnership. In such a one, passion stays, but more important is confidence, respect, knowing a man is not […]Read more "Musing on monogamy…"
This week’s Wicked Wednesday post was inspired by Kat from Illicit Thought’s amazing photo. Do check out her blog, it’s really good! *** I am broken. I am glowing, but I am broken. My body lies crumpled, strewn out on the sheets with clothes and underwear scattered around me, but I am elated. I can […]Read more "Crumpled…"
HIM Her light switched on, drawing his attention away from his work. The gleam shone down into his study and he wondered how her day had been today. He only caught a glimpse of her as she flashed past into the bathroom beyond but the thought of her up there made him smile. From his […]Read more "Watching…"
The juxtamedullary cells detect reduced renal blood flow and convert prorenin to renin…renin converts angiotensinogen to angiotensin I, then angiotensin converting enzymes split that to angiotensin II, which stimulates the secretion of aldosterone…and what the fuck does aldosterone do? He threw down the textbook in disgust. Endocrinology was so logical, why did it not stick? […]Read more "Hormones…"