An entire life spent reading would have fulfilled my every desire; I already knew that at the age of seven. The texture of the world is painful, inadequate; unalterable, or so it seems to me. Really, I believe that an entire life spent reading would have suited me best.
Such a life has not been granted me.
—Michel Houellebecq, Whatever (via larmoyante)
Jean Patchett in evening gown by Jean Dessès from his Spring collection, photo by Norman Parkinson for Vogue, 1950.
I dreamed that we woke up.
—Six word story