3.9.14 Introducing “Teddy”
Tanya (Teddy) and I visited the Institute of Contemporary Art this weekend. I hope you enjoy the visit as much as we did.
Model/Stylist: The Fabulous Tanya Dakin
Ile Saint Louis, Paris, 1946
Voor mijn vriend [for my friend], RJ
Date Unknown, Gustav Anderson
“He is speaking again, saying things about how he’s left everything too late and can I forgive him, and I don’t know if I can and I am wondering about this when I feel that his voice seems close to me, very close indeed, so close that I can almost feel his breath moving at the side of my head; then I realise that all this time I am being carried forwards, or up, and I’m not sure if this is what I want and I’m panicking now, unsure if I should be trying to tread water or swim back down against this force, but it seems there’s nothing I can do, my head rushing towards some surface I didn’t know was there or that I’d forgotten was there, and I’m gasping now, my lungs tight and airless, strings of bubbles streaming from my mouth like pearls.”
— Maggie O’Farrell, from After You’d Gone (via the-final-sentence)