Friday, 13 March 2015

Good Days

I've been contemplating doing a post on ahedonia for a while — but I'm putting that off, because I'm actually having a good day, despite it's being only 9am. I had a good (half of a) day yesterday too. It speaks volumes about my life that having a good day is actually a noteable event, but instead of worrying about that, I'm just going to celebrate it!

Yesterday, I spent the morning being bombared by creative ideas for writing projects, none of which are feasible right now but just the experience of having multiple ideas all at once was so novel as to be disconcerting.

This morning, after several days/weeks of forcing myself through books I wasn't enjoying or carrying around books I couldn't even bring myself to read I actually enjoyed reading for the first time in over a month.

Turning to my twitter feed this morning reminded me of how many awesome films are coming up that I'll enjoy watching — The Scorch Trials, Cinderella, Inside Out. 

These may all seem like tiny insignificant things, but after months struggling with feeling like I can't enjoy anything at all, any bright spot is worth noting! 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Random Round-up: February 2015

While reading the wikipedia entry for Cinderella I came upon the following titbit of interpretation:
Another interpretation of verre/vair (glass/fur) suggested a sexual element - the Prince was 'trying on' the 'fur slipper' (vagina) of the maidens in the kingdom, as a 'droit de seigneur' right of sexual possession of his subjects. The disguised Cinderella's 'fur slipper' was of unique appeal to the Prince who sought her thereafter through sexual congress (a variety of sources including Joan Gould).
I thought this was a bizarre and slightly fascinating variant. I'm now imagining the Prince (played by Chris Pine, as in Into The Woods) as a sort of genre-savvy mastermind who just wanted to get his leg over a few times before settling to marriage and so invented this whole 'I must sleep with all the maidens in the land' method. Rather than, say, recognising the woman you danced with for three nights in a row! Googling Joan Gould led me to the book above, which looks pretty interesting. I've added it to my amazon wishlist, so expect a review in future.

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