Bound (Kanye West Cover) - Laura Welsh
Today’s theme is saudade, a concept with no direct translation into English, one that describes a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.
If the girl had been worth having she’d have waited for you?’ ..’No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody.’
Student reading in classroom. Photograph by Nina Leen, May 1947.
Leen had the gift of extreme patience. She was relaxed around her subjects; in turn, they were put at ease, virtually forgetting her presence as she captured the perfect shot.
All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as water.
And that’s the tragedy of living.