Salvador Dalí

Dalí at the Age of Six When He Thought He Was a Girl Lifting the Skin of the Water to See the Dog Sleeping in the Shade of the Sea, 1950

Hercules Lifts the Skin of the Sea and Stops Venus for an Instant from Waking Love, 1963

Charlotte Caron. Painted animal on photographic portrait.

Aigle.

Sardine.

http://charlottecaron.fr/

Ellen Rogers

Ellen Rogers

Ellen Rogers

Ellen Rogers

"After all, what was I really looking for? And I wonder when will I learn? Maybe my wish knew better than I did. And I wonder when will I learn? When will I learn? Guess I was in deeper than I thought I was if I have enough love for the both of us."

Tori Amos

"Strange" by Tori Amos

This is one of those songs that I somehow managed to overlook when first listening to Scarlet’s Walk. Now I can’t stop listening to it. Perhaps these shifting addictions to particular Tori Amos songs happen because my life changes and these songs take on new meanings. It’s amazing how dynamic her music is, largely because some songs are left up to a great deal of interpretation. “Strange” is fairly straightforward, but no less powerful because of that.

I think anyone can enjoy the deep amount of introspection in her music, but that what she talks about often applies to women. A lot of women would benefit from just sitting down and really listening to one of her songs and thinking about what they’re saying. This particular song isn’t really one of those that applies to only women, but I still think it has wonderful things to say.

It’s just amazing. I wish I could convey how deeply I have fallen in love with it. 


Lyrics:

Strange.
Thought I knew you well,
thought I had read the sky,
thought I had read a change in your eyes.
So strange.
Woke up to a world that I am not a part
except when I can play it’s stranger.

After all, what were you really looking for?
And I wonder when will I learn?
Blue isn’t red. Everybody knows this.
And I wonder when will I learn?
When will I learn?
Guess I was in deeper
than I thought I was if I have
enough love for the both of us.

"Just stay." You said we’ll build a nest.
So I left my life, tried on your friends,
tried on your opinions.
So when the bridges froze
and you did not come home,
I put our snowflake under a microscope.

After all, what was I really looking for?
And I wonder when will I learn?
Maybe my wish knew better than I did .
And I wonder when will I learn?
When will I learn?
Guess I was in deeper
than I thought I was if I have
enough love for the both of us.

So strange.
Now I’m finally in. The Party has begun.
It’s not like I can’t feel you still.
But strange, what I will leave behind.
You call me one more time,
but now I must be leaving.