Nostalgia is a dirty liar that insists things were better than they seemed.
You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all.
Lesson learned today: don’t turn your back on Paris, or else Paris will turn her back on you. (at Tour Eiffel)
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