Augustin regarding himself by Peter Churcher, 1964
Devendra Banhart - Carmensita
"We label the feelings of our childhood with the names we learn as adults and brightly, confidently, refer to that old “anguish” or “despair” or “elation.” The confidence of liars. For those words meant nothing to us then; what we lacked as children was precisely the power to designate and dismiss, and when we describe the emotions of one age with the language of another, we are merely applying stickers to locked trunks, calling “fragile” or “perishable” contents that, even were we to view them again, would be unrecognizable. But come, let us jimmy the hasp and lift the lid."
— Nocturnes for the King of Naples, Edmund White
Brideshead Revisited (1981) A little wink wink from author Evelyn Waugh: Saint Aloysius is the patron saint of Christian youth. #the more you know #catholic stuff
Homoerotic shunga from the early 20th century (artist unknown)