—Marie Antoinette (2006)
Just so everyone is clear, the handsome Black man tutoring Marie Antoinette is Joseph Boulogne, classical musician extraordinaire whose work influenced Mozart’s. This has been your Western music history tidbit of the day. Adieu!
*just leaves this here*
there’s always this moment, this moment that is right now. where i feel relieved and excused by pain and i am empty but it doesn’t overcome me. but it is brief. and when it all comes back, it swells. pushes right through my toes and floods my mouth and i am whole again. full of a misery that is a force of vengeance. and i don’t understand why, i don’t understand.
why must my soul be so broken?
i didn’t mean for any of this. i didn’t mean to be alive. and yet, here i am, forced to cope with this life. i am so uncomfortably human.