She feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS. – Henry James
April 29, 1875: Henry James’ Transatlantic Sketches was published 140 years ago today. Nothing if not prolific, the writer also published a novel and a collection of short stories in the same year. (Goodreads.com)
Today marks the beginning of the Year of ’46. She expresses herself with such tender raw strength. Fingertips flying, beating words into wings, this stretching, unfurling, unfolding, leaning in to take flight. She’s still falling forward, shedding the night. She’s curious, she’s cautious, all daring, undaunted. She feels. She THINKS. And she Feeds her Own Mind.
#for Reticent Mental Property. Image of Young Henry Jame courtesy of the web.
“There is something about watching a man dress. So intimate. So revealing.”- Ret
#For Reticent Mental Property. Image from dazeddigital.com
“Oh. This happens all the time. You have just fallen for my words. It’s what I do. I write.” – Ret
“He spoke the language of her hips.”
“Know what you want.” – Ret
Her- I’m waiting for a text from Jacquie. When she’s done at work I’m going to meet her out for a beverage.
Him- Oh, does that mean I should go and get dressed then?
Her- No. It doesn’t.
Assertiveness had never been one of her strengths. Wordiness, however, was. That was then.
# for Reticent Mental Property, image from a reblog on RETs Tumblr sourced as: fawnvelveteen: Portrait of Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1944.