My Inspiration for February 2020

29 Feb

The most thrilling thing I saw and read this month was the film “The Lovely Bones” (2009) and the same-named book written by Alice Sebold, about a fourteen year old girl called Susie Salmon who was murdered in 1973 and the story is told from her point of view, her ghost is telling the story as she strives to accept the fact that she is dead… Very eerie and also dreamy in a way, especially Susie’s time in the Inbetween world. And also Patrick Suskind’s novel “Perfume” which has the most intricate descriptions of scents and flowers. Beautiful writing and a fascinating story! I can’t believe I waited so long to read the book. Maurice Prendergast’s wonderful watercolours captivated me for a while, and so did the show Disenchantment and 1970s fashion. I already saw the first snowdrops, primroses and cheery blossoms and I am very joyous to welcome the first month of spring. Adieu, winter….

“My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name: Susie. I was 14 years old, when I was murdered, on December 6, 1973. I was here for a moment. And then I was gone. I wish you all a long and happy life.”

(The Lovely Bones)

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2 Responses to “My Inspiration for February 2020”

  1. Lani 1st Mar 2020 at 7:07 am #

    Love that blue dress! *drool*

    Used the red sash painting for my last newsletter. Thanks for always providing visual inspiration!

    The Lovely Bones… now that’s something I haven’t heard about it a while. I suppose I should read or watch the movie, sounds haunting and scary. What a brilliant but straightforward way to tell a story.

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    • Byron's Muse 2nd Mar 2020 at 4:10 pm #

      I know right, my life is one pretty unattainable dress after another hehe

      Thank you so much! The red sash dress deserves to be everywhere, spread the beauty!

      I really enjoyed The Lovely Bones because it isn’t glamorised, the focus is not on the murder but on life. Even Rachel Weisz who plays the mum in the film stated that the film inspired her to be more grateful for life and to value it more. It’s a beautiful and sad book, and an amazing film.

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