“Live no longer to the expectation of these deceived and deceiving people with whom we converse. Say to them, O father, O mother, O wife, O brother, O friend, I have lived with you after appearances hitherto. Henceforward I am the truth's. Be it known unto you that henceforward I obey no law less than the eternal law. I will have no covenants but proximities. I shall endeavor to nourish my parents, to nourish my family, to be the chaste husband of one wife, - but these relations I must fill after a new and unprecedented way. I appeal from your customs. I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will strongly believe before the sun and moon whatever inly rejoices me, and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own. I do this not selfishly, but humbly and truly. It is alike your interest, and mine, and all men's, however long we have dwelt in lies, to live in truth. Does this sound harsh to-day? You will soon love what is dictated by your nature as well as mine, and, if we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last. --- But so you may give these friends pain. Yes, but I cannot sell my liberty and my power, to save their sensibility.”
"But are you sure you love me?"
...Nay, if they tell you their whole thought, they will own that love seems the last and highest gift of nature; there are persons whom in their hearts they daily thank for their existence--persons whose faces are perhaps unknown to them, but whose fame and spirit have penetrated their solitude--and for whose sake they wish to exist.
To behold the beauty of another character, which inspires a new interest in our own; to behold beauty lodged in a human being, with such vivacity of apprehension that I am instantly forced home to think if I am not deformity itself; to behold in another the expression of a love so high that it assures itself--assures itself also to me against every possible casualty except my unworthiness; these are degrees on the scale of human happiness to which they have ascended; and it is a fidelity to this sentiment which has made common association distasteful to them.
They wish a even and justful fellowship, or none.They can not gossip with you, and they do not wish, as they are sincere and religious, to gratify any curiosity which you may entertain.
Like fairies, they do not wish to be spoken of. Love me, they say, but do not ask who is my cousin and my uncle. If you do not need to hear my thought, because you can read it in my face and my behaviour, then I will tell it to you from sunrise to sunset. If you can not divine it, you would not understand what I say. I will not molest myself for you. I do not wish to be profaned.
-The Transcendentalist, by Waldo Ralph Emerson
People who influenced Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A colossal soul, he lies vast abroad on his times, uncomprehended by them, and requires a long focal distance to be seen.”
Emanuel Swedenborg born Emanuel Swedberg; 29 January 1688– 29 March 1772) was a Swedish Lutheran theologian, scientist, philosopher and mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758).
Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741, at 53, he entered into a spiritual phase in which he began to experience dreams and visions, beginning on Easter Weekend, on 6 April 1744. It culminated in a 'spiritual awakening' in which he received a revelation that he was appointed by the Lord Jesus Christ to write The Heavenly Doctrine to reform Christianity. According to The Heavenly Doctrine, the Lord had opened Swedenborg's spiritual eyes so that from then on, he could freely visit heaven and hell to converse with angels, demons and other spirits and the Last Judgment had already occurred the year before, in 1757.
birth place: California, USA
birth date: 28 October 1897
zodiac sign: Scorpio
death place: California, USA
death date: 24 October 1981
“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.”
Life of Edith Head:
Edith Head was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress (1949) and ending with The Sting (1973).
Born and raised in California, Head managed to get a job as a costume sketch artist at Paramount Pictures in 1924, without any relevant training by borrowing other students sketches for her job interview. She began designing costumes for silent films, commencing with The Wanderer in 1925 and, by the 1930s, had established herself as one of Hollywood's leading costume designers.
Edith Head first acquired notability for Dorothy Lamour’s trademark sarong dress in The Hurricane(1937), and then became a household name after the Academy Awards created a new category of Costume Designer in 1948.
Over the course of her long career, Edith Head has an astonishing 444 costume designer credits from 1925 to 1982 and was nominated for 35 Academy Awards, annually from 1948 through 1966, and won eight times – receiving more Oscars than any other woman.
Head was considered exceptional for her close working relationships with her subjects, with whom she consulted extensively, as a result, she was a favorite among many of the leading female stars of the 1940s and 1950s, such as Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Shirley MacLaine, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor.
After 14 years working at Paramount, Edith Head became the head of its costume design department. She worked there until 1967 then moved to Universal Pictures on March 27, possibly prompted by her extensive work for director Alfred Hitchcock, who had moved to Universal in 1960. And she would remain with Universal until her death in 1981.
Books by Edith Head
birth place: Pocatello, USA
birth date: 13 May 1906
zodiac sign: taurus
death place: Los Angeles, USA
death date: 2 December 1968
Profile of Edward Stevenson
Edward Stevenson was American costume designer with over 200 films and television designing credits and had won one Academy Award for his design. The film Citizen Kane (1941) and It`s a wonderful life were perhaps the most famous films in which he was costume design, and his most long time client was American actress Lucille Ball.
Life of Edward Stevenson
In 1924, Stevenson began working as a sketch artist for Norma Talmadge’s production company, and he was also allowed to submit his own designs. One Stevenson design mentioned in numerous accounts is a silver gown worn by Barbara LaMarr in The White Moth (1924).
Edward Stevenson’s first contract as a designer was signed in 1928 with First National Pictures, Inc., then one of the largest theater chains and movie studios in the United States with Warner Brothers having controlling interest, but when Warner Brothers purchased First National Pictures, Stevenson was out of job, and became free lancer for the next few years.
In 1935, Stevenson was hired by RKO as sketch artist, working for other designers and promoted to designer next year, and would work there as RKO´s head designer in its costume and wardrobe department for the most of the next 13 years until 1949.
It was during this period Stevenson had designed costumes for films that become Hollywood classics, like Gunga Din (1939), Citizen Kane (1939), Love Affair (1939), and Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion (1941).
1941: Suspicion by Alfred Hitchcock
I love Lucy
After his contract expired in 1950, Edward Stevenson left RKO.
Sometimes in mid 1950s, he started working with Lucille Ball, a former movie actress who had worked with Stevenson in the heyday of RKO for her TV show I love Lucy. Stevenson would work exclusively with Lucille since 1960 until his death of Coronary in 1968. And while working on a Lucille film, The Facts of Life (1960), Stevenson won his solitary Acadamy Award for Black and White Costume Design.