Jana Romanova, from the series “Waiting” (2011)
“This is one of the first photographs I took for “Waiting,” which I worked on from 2009 through 2012, a series of photographs of young Russian couples expecting babies. My idea was to show the relationship without having the couple pose for the camera—photographing them early in the morning, sleeping in their bedroom. It was an attempt to get the idea of love into the photograph. When we sleep, we don’t really control what we are doing, but these unconscious moments are quite revealing.”
(via What Does It Mean to Capture Love in a Photograph? : The New Yorker)
"The line in the sand that I drew was the joke about the wide-set vagina. The ratings board said, ‘We can’t give you a PG-13 unless you cut that line.’ We ended up playing the card that the ratings board was sexist, because Anchorman had just come out, and Ron Burgundy had an erection in one scene, and that was PG-13. We told them, ‘You’re only saying this because it’s a girl, and she’s talking about a part of her anatomy. There’s no sexual context whatsoever, and to say this is restrictive to an audience of girls is demeaning to all women.’ And they eventually had to back down."
Mean Girls Director Spills 10 Juicy Stories — Vulture
"Love is not about each partner having the other as his or her object; love is about what happens between the partners. It is dialogical."
A good read ahead of Valentine’s Day. How romantic love can last a lifetime – Aaron Ben-Zeev – Aeon
Niels Bohr with Hugh Everett III (second from right). Princeton University, 1955.
"In the secluded woods surrounding Philadelphia, Zimmerman’s Pietists would live in celibate simplicity, anxiously waiting for “that happy day,” wrote follower Johann Gottfried Seelig, “which when its new Earth swallows all that forementioned Floud and where its glorious Sun causeth all other Stars and Phoenomena to disappear, no Night succeeds it, but that the Night is swallowed up in ye Day, Darkness into Light, Death into Life, Judgment into Victory, Justice into Mercy, all imperfect Metals into Gold, and Gold itself is refined seven times, and all Churches and Virgins comprised into the one Dove …. the Sons of God will shout for joy as they did in the Beginning, when God was all in all, as he will be all in all, when again the Earth hath found its beginning.”"
The Smart Set: Apocalypse Now - January 21, 2014