18 Feb 2014

A hazy shade of Winter

“It is sometimes so bitterly cold in the winter that one says, ‘The cold is too awful for me to care whether summer is coming or not; the harm outdoes the good.’ But with or without our approval, the severe weather does come to an end eventually and one fine morning the wind changes and there is the thaw. When I compare the state of the weather to our state of mind and our circumstances, subject to change and fluctuation like the weather, then I still have some hope that things may get better.
— Vincent van Gogh, from a letter to Theo van Gogh in August 1879.

It's being one of the coldest winters I can remember. I was used to really cold winters when I lived in the north of my country, years ago, but in this coast these low temperatures are pretty uncommon. Besides that, loads of things happened during holidays... not all of them good. Add to that the exams' stress and other unpleasant stuff. But lately I've been lucky to find some new projects, ideas, do some traveling plans with my friends, and all these things are helping me to find the hope that van Gogh talked about. To find warm feelings in the middle of the cold days. The images above reflect my mood during this time of the year, and "Won't you come home" is the perfect reflection of that new hope and warm feelings I was telling you about. A friend told me that I should listen to it at the end of the day, and he was damn right. Devendra's voice makes you feel like your path in life is gonna be completely smooth from now on. Also, Mazzy Star is always on repeat during my winters. Hope Sandoval's voice and the soft guitars can cure any heartache:

And I found this little short film by Gustav Johansson, and next winter holidays I just want to have an "Everyday" experience. It looks like the perfect way to spend winter days: 

Hope your winter is going great.

— Mara. 

Ph.: Alexa Chung by Zackery MichaelAntonio Liveraniadieu-tristessesoftredinteriorsMieke Verbijlen (photos 3, 11, 17), L'Amour l'après-midi (1972), style attitude, Beginners (2010)museedesbeaux-arts, Françoise HardyHelene hille Rydéntwistytwirlsdeath-by-elocution, Jared Letodisorder-of-nothingthestorycanresume, Léa Seydouxthe girl who rattled the starsIciar J Carrasco, Ana Kraš, Margaret Durow (photos 25, 27), Ana Kraš and Devendra Banhartyouphoric, Melanieherself, Like Crazy (2011)


AVY said...

Mazzy always drives me to sleep, and all I want to when it's cold is sleep.

/ Avy

Fressscura said...

El invierno es blanco, ocre y marrón. ¡Has acertado con todas las fotos! Indifferent, hurried.
También has acertado con la voz de Sandoval.

Deseo que te dure poco el frío y el estrés de los exámenes.

his little lady said...

What beautiful images! So inspiring!
xo TJ


devorelebeaumonstre. said...

great photos!

devorelebeaumonstre.com xx