April 5, 2012
"I wanna be drunk.
Because I'm intimidated by you.
I need to feel free to say anything and know that you'll forgive me.
I want to tell you things so you won't stumble through life.
I've done the vilest things... foulest things.
But I've done them superbly. I feel innocent now.
Do you believe that?"
June Mansfield Miller, played by Uma Thurman (Henry & June). Originally, the text was published in "The Diary of Anais Nin: 1931-1934, volume 1."
I'm watching Henry & June again tonight. Every year I sink My teeth back into it. I go on about this movie, I know (and wrote a detailed review of the movie a few years ago, here).
It's such decadent cake, deep and rich. The wardrobe, the country, the actors, the fantasies... I may need a cigarette after the movie ends.
And... I don't smoke.
one more snip from the flick, to sanctify your destiny:
"For all his pretended friendship, his most intimate friends are only fodder...
for the unrolling of his own sanctified destiny, his own creative urges."