Portrait of a Lady
Gustave Jean Jacquet
"The great sea is held in place by Jormungand, the serpent, whose giant body encircles it and who keeps his tail in his mouth to complete the circle and stop the waves breaking loose. But one day, the God Thor, son of earth, was fishing in the sea for the serpent, using a bull’s head for bait. Jormungand reared up and the waves pummeled the shore as he twisted and writhed in a fury. They were well matched, serpent and God, in that furious fight. The seas boiled around them, but then the hook became dislodged, and the serpent slithered free and sank again, so quickly, beneath the waves. And soon, the sea was calm once more, as if nothing had disturbed it."
Preface for The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
1961- Ballet class in between takes on the set of West Side Story
here is a thing you should think about: courfeyrac and combeferre having a family.
combeferre spending hours watching youtube videos to learn how to flawlessly braid their daughter’s hair.
courfeyrac picking out outfits for the kids to choose from because letting the children have choice is important but also children don’t understand concepts like “weather appropriate.”
combeferre teaching them all chess but not letting them win (instead he teaches them what they did wrong and how to be a good loser). and then someday when they actually beat him, he’s filled with pride and maybe tears up a little.
courfeyrac saying “bite me” to any fellow parents that make comments on their son’s choice to wear barrettes in his hair or nailpolish or whatever.
combeferre and courfeyrac being the best, most loving, parents ever.
i hope you now have as many feelings as i do about this.
Fa Presto. Detail from St. Michael, 1663.