It is a burden. A curse. A permanent thought engraved on the brain. One always present, on the back of the mind, controlling everything. How to move. How to talk. When to come and when to leave. It’s the weakness of the strongest human brain, focusing on something it knows it cannot have. Never. Maybe.
First meeting – in John Jay – white uniform and red of hair Sometimes it happens. I accidentally discover a character that gets me under a spell, and I suddenly start my too-extended research on everything there is to know about that character’s life. This time, it happened while watching Kill your darlings. Lucien Carr was the first one to catch my eye, but as soon as Michael C. Hall makes his first appearance as David Kammerer, Carr is forgotten, and my mind is focused on him. [THERE MIGHT BE MOVIE & LITERATURE SPOILERS FROM THIS LINE ON. IF YOU
A Dane once told me: “To understand hygge, you have to live it” While waiting for that experience to reach me, I do what I always do when something interests me: I read about it. If I should sum up what I got from this book in one sentence, I would say that hygge is that time spent with people you love, feeling comfortable with less. You don’t need anything expensive to be hyggelig; the less, the better. Just grab a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, get comfortable under a blanket and chat with your friends and family
I got another book today: “642 Things to Write About“! Yes, I know, what a news. But the nice thing about this book is that is an inspiration spring for writers. My new friend has 642 different writing prompts, a few about personal stuff, others about hypotetical moments that you have to imagine and write about. Here are a few examples: You are Frankestein. Write a letter to Mary Shelley thanking her for making your story famous. Write a scene that begins with these words: “It was the first time I killed a man”. The perfect recipe to make a disaster.
This book has accompanied me during my dreaming ride of making Denmark my home, and while I still work on that, here’s a well deserved review of one of my now favourite authors’ first book: “The Year of Living Danishly”! 354 pages of a continuous surprise; Helen Russell is a great writer with an amazing irony that will make you laugh during the entire reading (And that’s a great bonus!) The book is divided in 13 chapters, one per month plus one all about Christmas (Because, well, it’s Christmas! ), each highlighting a few main characteristics of living danishly. It’s