sherlock caps/episode - the great game
"I know there are people who say all these things don’t happen. I know these will all be stories someday. But right now, we are alive. And in this moment, I swear we are infinite."
5 Greek Mythology Dynamics: Hades and Persephone
"You stole me, greedy creature that you are, from all that I knew and loved. Then you sulk that I do not shower you with affection, you will not have my love nor my heart. You call yourself a god and yet you behave like a petulant child," she said turning from him.
"Death is greedy, it is my nature. Our nature," he amended and when she turned to him scowling he pressed forward, “Life and death are two sides of the same coin. One does not exist without the other. Before the end you will see that."
She scoffed at him, “Do not lecture me. There is nothing you can say to me that will absolve you, not if you spoke for a thousand eternities”
"I do not seek absolution. I seek understanding."
"You shall find neither."
A Shakespearean intersection in Pittsburgh, 1955. By W. Eugene Smith
Catherine Deneuve in Belle de jour (1967)
LITERATURE MEME | 2 movements - (2) dark romanticism
Dark Romanticism, also called American Romanticism, is a subgenre of literature that arose in reaction to Transcendentalism. Dark Romanticism involves sin, self-destruction, and often supernatural forces.
G.R. Thompson describes the movement as follows:
“Fallen man’s inability fully to comprehend haunting reminders of another, supernatural realm that yet seemed not to exist, the constant perplexity of inexplicable and vastly metaphysical phenomena, a propensity for seemingly perverse or evil moral choices that had no firm or fixed measure or rule, and a sense of nameless guilt combined with a suspicion the external world was a delusive projection of the mind—these were major elements in the vision of man the Dark Romantics opposed to the mainstream of Romantic thought.”
Notable writers include Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville.