Urban heat

Jun. 24th, 2014 07:36 pm
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I'm having a sunny ale in the shadow of Brooklyn Bridge, with Manhattan skyline stretching as far as my eye can see. Life is wonderful right now.

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Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] el_kab!

A flaming heart of bones and nails... )

(This is a photo from an art exhibition I went to recently in Mile End, unfortunately I can't remember the name of the artist).

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I'm in a bar next to the swanky hotel near Amsterdam Centraal, sipping Westmalle Dubbbel, waiting for A to join me after his conference, and reading Mating in Captivity - a book I have enjoyed immensely from the first word (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] captain_g, [livejournal.com profile] waylay).

In particular, this:

Aggression, objectification, and power all exist in the shadow of desire, components of passion that do not necessarily nurture intimacy. Desire operates along its own trajectory.

I have a lot to say on this topic, having lived the textbook case that the author is describing, the opposite thereof, and also a working combination of the two. But I'm only on page 31 of the book, so we'll see what else is coming up.

(Tonight in Amsterdam, what is coming up is a gorgeous dinner and cocktails!)

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I'm at a wedding reception, talking to the bride's sister. The bride's maiden surname is Dyke, and we are discussing the concept of changing given names and surnames, whether for marriage or personal preference reasons.

Bride's sister, waving her champagne glass around, "So my surname is Dyke and I'm... a dyke! And my family was surprised when I came out! Seriously. Also, when I used to live in Brighton, my street was called Dyke Street."

Read more... )

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