03 Oct 2006 • 1,538 views
Mona Lisa Smile
BUON GIORNO PRINCIPEZZA!
A BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR COFFEE? ANYMORE GRISSINIS? mASCARPONE & NUTELLA? SLEEPLESS NIGHTS WITH FRAN. WHERE'S MY LONDON LAP? CIGARRAI! C'MON WE'RE JUST GONNA GO TO ITALY! CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOUR DESTINY. DON'T WORRY YOU'LL GET OVER IT. OH I'LL LIVE WITH IT! TO HELL WITH MEN. MY ROOM IS A MESS. I HAVE TO DO MY LAUNDRY. NOBODY LOVES ME. BYE BYE MR AMERICAN PIE. I WON'T TAKE IT LYING DOWN. HOW ABOUT 300 MULTI-MILLIONAIRES? MICK & MUCK FLICK? MONEY CAN'T BUY YOU NOTHING. MY PHONE IS DYING. HE COULD HAVE AT LEAST HAD THE DECENCY ENOUGH... SEIZE THE DAY! MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR HANDS. ISN'T IT IRONIC? THIS IS FATAL! NO, SUICIDAL. IF HE HAD JUST CARED... FRAN, WHEN WILL YOU START EATING REAL FOOD? GOD, THIS IS SO GOOD! HOW CAN YOU EVER ARGUE WITH FRANCESCA? OH I'M SO PERFECT! WHAT TIME ARE WE TAKING THE TRAIN? THERE ARE THOSE WHO RUN FOR THE TRAIN AND THEN THERE ARE THOSE... YEP, I AM ONE OF THE LATTER. WE'RE ON THE WRONG PLATFORM! I WILL GET A HAIRCUT! I WILL GROW MY HAIR LONG AGAIN. THESE WON'T FIT... THESE ARE 50% FAT FREE? GREAT! JUST IMAGINE DAYO COMING OUT AND SEEING US LIKE THIS? SHALL WE GO TO THE HOLY MAN/HAPPY TREE TONIGHT? GIDIYOR MUSUN UNIONA BU GECE? HE COULD HAVE AT LEAST CALLED... STUPID MAN! I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW! I'D BE LYING IF I SAID YOU WEREN'T ATTRACTIVE. ME, LET ME NOT LIE TO YOU... IT'S HARDER SAID THAN DONE?! NOCTURNAL CREATURES. LITTLE YURAS? THAT'S SCARY THOUGH. SPONTANEOUS... ONE-NIGHTER? I'M OBSERVING MY RIGHT NOT TO ANSWER. I'M STILL 'IN LIKE' WITH HIM. SO AFRAID OF FALLING IN LOVE. MY GOD, I'M AWAKE AGAIN. WE ARE PATHETIC. STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT... WHY DO I KEEP ON MAKING THE SAME WISH? FRAN HAS TO COME UP WITH A REALLY GOOD EXTENSION. FRAN 'EXTENSION' CURATOLO. 23 DAYS, 5 ESSAYS. I READ THE BEGINNING AND THE END, MY BRAIN FILLS IN THE DEVELOPMENT. WHY DON'T WE GO OUT ON FRIDAY NIGHT? COFFEE @ CROSSLANDS? DINNER @ ELENA'S? PASTA? AGAIN?!INSOMNIA? I SAW YOUR LIGHTS ON @ 4.30 LAST NIGHT? WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU, 007? CRAZY TURK! FELLOW COUNTRYMAN. POLIPONE! GREEN BANDANA? IS HE COLOURBLIND? BLUE-EYED WONDER... HORSE FACE? ANOTHER BACARDI VREEZER! MAMMA MIA, HERE WE GO AGAIN! WHAT TIME ARE YOU GOING TO SLEEP?
BUT IT'S SUCH A PERFECT DAY... I'M GLAD I SPENT IT WITH YOU.
FEEL LIKE GOING OUT TO WATCH THE STARS?
SHALL WE? LET US GO THEN, YOU AND I...
STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT, FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT...
BUONA NOTTE PRINCIPEZZA!
A 'stream of consciousness' from a long long time ago. It doesn't have to meant anything to anyone; it is not meant to. Written over many a sleepless night spent, bent over a a jar of Nutella and a pot of mascarpone, this was created in the witchy hours of early morning by two girls who were affectionately referred to as 'the terrible twosome', or Xena and Franci.
This is the jigsaw version of their parallel lives and the story of two girls from miles apart finding each other, finding themselves in the small village of Egham in South of England. Seven years... Two girls holding hands and carrying each other through from early twenties to young adulthood, through seven long years; through the laughter and the tears, the wrong men and the right, the missed trains and wrong platforms, late night chats and early morning greetings, through arguments that cut to the bone, through apologies, heartfelt and tender. Kindred spirits, Franci would say... Soul sisters, Xena would add.. Self-appointed sisters.
Friends come and go... Sisters stay in our heart forever, even after hurtful things are said and bridges broken, their houses are still intact on the same spot they have built it many a year ago in a corner of our fragile, feminine hearts. Sisters with parallel lives, sisters with a secret language.
Words by Sinem
Photography by Suby
'Ars longa, vita brevis.'
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