I’m not ashamed of what I am - of how I pass through this life. What I am has given me the strength to do it. At my lowest ebb I have never contemplated suicide. I value what is here too much. I have a contribution to make. I am not just take up space in this life. I can add something to the lives I touch. I don’t like everything I know about myself, and I’ll never be satisfied, but nobody’s perfect. I’m not sure where the next years will take me - what they will hold - but I’m open to suggestions.
Kirsten Dunst in ‘Marie Antoinette’ (2006).
Ophelia (1883), oil on canvas | artwork by Alexandre Cabanel
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Jack Cardiff, 1956.
"We live in an age of mediocrity." - Lauren Bacall
The Black Sea, Ivan Aivazovsky, 1881. Detail.