Inspired by the terrifying tales of mythical monsters she connected with as a child, Santos unravels her memories and experiences to form her own personal myths, inspiring viewers to do the same.
How do you best enjoy spending your time? I love when an unplanned day unspools itself into the magnificent, as when you run into friends randomly and organize an impromptu picnic, or when a long, lingering Sunday brunch leads you to a matinee and then out for dinner. I love it when my days simply seem to create themselves.
What do you never seem to have time for? The things that I procrastinate about are the most mundane, like paying bills, etc. But I always seem to carve out time for the small things that make life big, say, cutting fresh flowers for the table, or the epic undertakings, like lengthy travel in interesting places.
For someone who would like begin keeping their own book of hours, which type of journal or planner might you recommend? What are some of your favorite films that evoke an aura of leisure and luxury?
Where do you draw the line between healthy indulgence and frivolity? I think everyone places that border according to varying conceptions of beauty. There has to be something a little off-balance or exaggerated, a risk, involved in order to evoke the beautiful.
What is your favorite season? I love feeling melancholy in the fall and cloistered in the winter, revived in the springtime and languid in the summer.
After Encyclopedia of the Exquisite came out I was just so happy that everyone seemed to like it!
Which was your favorite source to consult during the research of this book? I love out-of-print sources. And maybe like I can live longer between the beats.
I still feel relieved remembering that to this day. Do you have advice for young women, especially aspiring writers? Here are some important bits of advice that were given to me along the way and stuck.
My friend Hampton, who is in his 70s, told me that no matter what you must live seven lives in your one lifetime.
When I was in my early 20s, my savvy older cousin told me that nothing important happens until your mids, and then everything happens at once. So simple, but this is absolutely true. How would you like to spend your final moments? Fully awake and aware, curious as ever.
I should have gone to the Cloisters instead. The full effect is enchanting. These antiquated volumes were status symbols, fashion accessories, and talismans, often embellished with gold latches and gilt- edged pages, and done with illustrations in lapis or saffron.
They opened a door to devotion, but also one to distraction. Molly Dwyer Blake More to Read:Time magazine photo essay talismans definition The Things They Carry, the Americans serving in Iraq rely on their own talismans to protect them from the.
The New York Times Magazine / The Blacker the Berry, Kendrick Lamar, Annual ID: Award: Bronze Cube, Category: Design - Editorial / Magazine Story Spread - Single. How Israel Got Its Flag and What It Means The Star of David began as a universal symbol, but became associated with Judaism mainly in the 17th century.
The blue & white came even later.
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In England at the time Matthew Hopkins appointed himself 'Witch-finder General' and made a nice living out of it in East Anglia for a while (he was already sick in the head and died at the age of 27 in , possibly through VD).