Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Letters to Milena by Franz Kafka



I recently read Letters to Milena. Franz Kafka goes deeply personal in his letters to his beloved translator from the Czech Republic -who lived in Vienna at that time. This is no narration of stories, this is his love (heartbroken) story and most inner thoughts.
The letters begin as a formal correspondence which is all about "business", translation of the author's work. We cannot read what Milena writes to Kafka but we get a lot of it by what Franz says.
The letters develop into love and passion and willingness to meet,  but it all eventually fades, leaving Franz Kafka desolate and broken.




I did select a lot of things I liked, I gotta say I like Kafka's works and was deeply interested in his inner thoughts whenever he was not writing stories. Dare say he is a true "feeler" though there were times I saw him go too overdramatic (but I'm cold as ice when it comes to lovey dovey stuff).

"After an almost sleepless night; how could I have slept, since I, too light for sleep circled around you continuously"
"there rings a little in my ear: 'She is no longer with you'. Although there's another powerful bell somewhere in the sky and it rings: 'She won't leave you'"
"...but try and explain that to the heart"
'nechat človeka čekat' -to keep a person waiting"
"I won't come to you. It would be beyond my spiritual strength"

Reading his letters you get the feeling you are there with him and can even understand what he is going through. You would want to tell him honey this looks so hard to achieve, it's an impossible love! But then you get involved with his heartfelt letters and you want to keep reading more to know whether Milena came to him or not...
 
 


Have you ever read letters by a great artist?
xx
lau
 

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bad day at work: no worries honey!

Bad day at work?




What happens when you think you are doing OK at work and then suddenly one day puf. A silly mistake gets in the middle of your day and you can't stop worrying about it...? Does it define you? Of course not. But then why do you keep thinking about it? Maybe because up to now you have always done things properly and you know what they say about 1st timers (never accepting sth is wrong when it never happened before -same goes for guys in bed hah.). Maybe you are too self-demanding and/or a friggin worrier! Instead of thinking of all the possible ways you could have not messed it up, just put on some bold lipstick and sassy attitude and say ok so what's next? 

Yes honeys sometimes it's just that a bad day is a b*ch but we are so demanding and expect 200% from ourselves that we cannot even think about something being misdone by us. But the best way to handle these things is to ask yourself "Will this matter after a while?" No of course not (unless you work in a hospital then hell yes you take care of what you do and stay awake for every single movement) but ladies we are human and mistakes happen. I have found myself in some situations where I had to answer "I don't know, let's look it up" and felt really bad but then you know we are not supposed to be masters of the world in everything, otherwise we'd be being studied on...

Just- don't get stressed because how you react to those situations can be worse than the actual mistake. Honey just remember there have been worse things and what's even worse.. they became public. Here's a selection of them so any of you can feel better (mandatory: please get comfy with glass of wine in hand while reading this):

  1. Who doesn't know about the NASA originally taping over the moonlanding? So much effort into going to space and then not a single camera was sent... Bravo.
  2. Despite my love for Italy, bear in mind the Pisa tower took 177 years of work only to start leaning after 10...
  3. No comments on the unsinkable Titanic.
  4. 12 Publishing houses rejecting Harry Potter books (no success seen anywhere..nah)
So you see. No matter your mistake at work, be it forgetting a call, typo mistake in a report, whateveeerrr...remember historical mistakes that were enough embarrassing to get a movie inspired (Jaack!). Honey please!

What do you do when having a bad day at work? Do you just forget about it and get going or are you a worrier and overthinker?
xx
lau

Fall Winter 2016 Fashion campaigns

Looking through the pages of several fashion magazines where everything is about the summer sales and opportunities to shop during this coming months, I started thinking about what is to come for the next fashion season. I searched for the Fall Winter campaigns for 2016-17 and these were the runways that came up when searching for designers I usually like:


Alberta Ferretti


Isabel Marant


Valentino

Dior

Alexander McQueen


Dsquared2


Personally I am a lover of almost everything Marant makes, and same goes for Valentino and Dsquared2. But this time I also selected McQueen and Ferretti since I saw their work looks wonderful too. However I couldn't put in 2nd position the feather styles of Valentino and Dsquared...
What's your fav ladies?

xx
lau