People should spend more time Chasing their own La Dolce Vita and less time fashion or art policing other people’s lives. Because when my friend and I walked home, we are still humming “Non, je ne regrette rien” and other Edith Piaf songs, swinging our mini-skirts in the sun! 🙂
Anyway just when I thought I’m immuned, I got to Mackers and saw these two on a pseudo-valentine outing. It was so freaking cute! They were just sitting there, talking shyly into their hands, staring at each other, over cups of coffee they are NOT drinking, with a really cheap box of chocolate on the table. I don’t know why the complete unpretentious, awkwardness of it just inspired me artistically. It just captured what Valentine 2012 was for me: Not about corporate sponsorship and lonely hearts but more about authentic feelings. When you “get real” about your feelings, even hideous McDonalds coffee and a £2.99 box of tacky chokies can be kinda “sweet”.