Day 1: Your favourite book.
This was so goddamn hard to pick, it's not funny. In fact, I've managed to relegate most of my other favourites to other parts of this challenge thingy. This was almost going to be day... 17? In the end, it won out simply because this is where I want to be - in England, in the 1940s, where there's all this decadence in the face of a post-war depression... but hey, at least the men are home, and the women can preen and they can all fake pretence, with silky glances and diamond eyes. They can try not to fall madly in love like they did at 19, because they left their naivety on the floors of those oxford rooms, in the rose-bushes of those great manors, in the trenches and in the hospitals and all they've got left is their ability to survive.
Day 1: your favourite song
The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice
It's not because I listen to this song every day on repeat or anything. I did once, though. I had a couple of people associate this song with me, and I never seemed to realise how much I loved it until they told me. This song means as much to me now as it did when I first watched Closer, which is going back a few years. And it's perfect for those sunset-driven moments, like this:
|She wants to belong to the sky, again - Hollis Sigler|
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
- "no hero in her sky/can't take my eyes off you..."
Reason 2# I have this tiny crush on Damien Rice. And his gorgeous Irish accent, and the way he introduces his live version of Delicate:
Day 1 done. I'll have to find another way of procrastinating before I actually start this assignment...