Literarily Lupine

A soon-to-be-(I hope)-growing collection of words (French

and English), images, books, film, music, and ideas created

or regurgitated by a post-adolescent sensibility.

I am in Paris!

And blogging up a storm!

If you want to see what I’ve been up to, check out my new study abroad blog!

http://madeleineinparis2013.tumblr.com/

You will find photos, music, videos, stories of awkward cultural misunderstandings, and  musings on life in this amazing city!

(This is me in Paris about four years ago!)

Merci :)


Charles Baudelaire’s copy of the French 1st edition of Les Fleurs du Mal turned to the poem Spleen

Someday soon I’m going to have a Baudelaire day while I’m in Paris and visit the places he lived/wrote/frequented and also his tomb at Cimetière Montparnasse. That’s not too weird, is it?

Charles Baudelaire’s copy of the French 1st edition of Les Fleurs du Mal turned to the poem Spleen

Someday soon I’m going to have a Baudelaire day while I’m in Paris and visit the places he lived/wrote/frequented and also his tomb at Cimetière Montparnasse. That’s not too weird, is it?

(Source: littlepawz, via celticrose)

Flying to Paris tomorrow

Can’t believe the day is almost here. So scared and nervous and excited and thrilled to finally get there. Will be creating a kind of new blog to show & tell of my Parisian exploits.

Bonne nuit pour maintenant.

PS. I’m posting this photo again because I love it:

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Private Moon Project

But, when nothing subsists of an old past, after the death of people, after the destruction of things, alone, frailer but more enduring, more immaterial, more persistent, more faithful, smell and taste still remain for a long time, like souls remembering, waiting, hoping, upon the ruins of all the rest, bearing without giving way, on their almost impalpable droplet, the immense edifice of memory.

—Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way, trans. Lydia Davis (via awritersruminations)

(via proustitute)

i am running into a new year
and the old years blow back
like a wind
that i catch in my hair
like strong fingers like
all my old promises and
it will be hard to let go
of what i said to myself
about myself
when i was sixteen and
twenty six and thirtysix
even thirtysix but
i am running into a new year
and i beg what i love and
i leave to forgive me

—Lucille Clifton (via ahuntersheart)

(via awritersruminations)

Private Moon Project (via showslow)

Russian artists Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov created a fantastic world illuminated with the moonlight where they tried to convey relations between the man and the Moon. This is a romantic story about a man who met the Moon and decided to stay with it forever. They named the installation ‘Private Moon’.

(via somedumbelixer)

eliego:

On November 6, four states will be voting for or against allowing same-sex marriage in their state.

If you are 18 or older, live in either Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, or Washington state, and support same-sex marriage, please do your part by registering to vote and voting in favor of equal rights. 

If you are underage and/or you do not live in these states, please reblog this so that people can be informed. 

(via a-wedge-shaped-core-of-darkness)

My beautiful, sweet suitemate at Versailles!! Can’t wait to join her in Paris this January!

(Source: kellyaimebienparis)

Ireland photos part I

Cliffs of Moher and Trinity College

Such a beautiful country!

Back in the happiest place on earth!

Very happy to be back at Pomona College. Pleasantly surprised by my dorm room (which I had not seen before today). Spacious with a nice view and a ceiling fan!

Missing many friends who are abroad, especially Kelly!! Kelly, if you are reading this, I can’t wait to join you in Paris in just a few months :)

Looking forward to settling in and decorating, even though it’s hot hot hot in Claremont as usual, and then hanging out with friends as they arrive in town.

Photos are coming!

Returned from Ireland yesterday

What a beautiful country! I learned a lot of Irish history, drank so many pints of beer, and had a grand time.

I will post photos once I get them off our camera.