Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Horizontals, White over Darks

Some people have money but no class, some have class but no money and very few have both.

What surprises me the most about mother's expensive friends is not how they live (they don't have a view over Central Park from their apartments, they have several). It's how little they care. Tuesday's gathering over drinks and hors-d'œuvres followed the same predictable pattern: me and Chloe squeezed in between millions of dollars, listening, leaving hours later without having said a word to anyone.

It's only when we're at home thinking back to the conversations that we realize why: they only talked about themselves. They have the means to do and see whatever they want but don't care about any of the things that make the world beautiful. The only true interest they have is their own reflection in the mirror, and that image is, as Chloe puts it, "as flat as a Rothko painting". What a waste.





83 comments:

  1. Amazing post and blog dear :)



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  2. i agree with your first statement. if you don't mind i'm gonna tweet that later, crediting it to you of course. ;)



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  3. Gosh, you got it all, in just few words. So perfectly!
    I hate this kind of people.
    I've just attended to a thing like this, were everybody was so classy dressed up, smoking expensive cigarettes, talking about sophisticated things, and I just felt like so little in such a big world full of people that own a big fortune. But what I liked the most was that none of the so classy women there, didn't know how to walk on heels...
    Beautiful post anyway! Love the pictures.

    x

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  4. thank u for your comment.
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  5. I strongly dislike these people too.. They take so much for granted..

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  6. This is what's been on my mind lately. I'm glad you put it into words. Those people who don't even look up from their clothes, too captivated with next years vacation to enjoy this one.

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  7. It's especially terrible when family is like that. I hadn't seen my dad's side of the family in years, and we visited them when someone in the family died, and I was so sad to notice how at the reception, everyone was asking my grandma who cleaned her pool or what a nice painting she had over her fireplace and talking about the schools their kids had just gotten into.

    It's sad to discover that some people you want to care won't care when something terrible happens to you.

    Jessica | Vixenelle

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  8. You write so beautifully. Xx

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  9. very true. having tons of money always means the loss of something else, doesn't it?

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  10. Totally agree with you!
    Honestly, I'm poor. I don't have clothes from designers or big house. But common beautiful sunrise can make me happy. And, in my opinion, this how we should live.

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  11. very true. Very few have both.

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  12. Ha! And this my friend, is why I am home alone instead of the picnic with my sister and her friends. They talk about nothing but the things that are nothing to those who care about anything that truly matters.
    Your writing is always in my heart.

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  13. the world holds so many beautiful things that it's surprising to find there are people in the world who are oblivious to it

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  15. you are truly amazing
    i love you, honey
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  16. Love the panoramic pictures of NYC and yes the first statement is true ;)

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  19. i was just thinking about this because i feel the same way about one of my roomies. there's something about him that makes him believe that "it's all about him". annoying people eh?

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  20. i always found it that the people who have the most and are used to it, don't appreciate it as much. a view from central park would be ideal! those people rarely see the happiness that lies in the little things

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  22. Love the fact that you and your friend have this realization.. you can choose differently, live differently and influence differently.

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  23. wow deep. so true
    love your blog, it's so hard to find a blog that's about real things these days
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  24. I know those people too,living around Dover Lane and Salt Lake and they sicken me.

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  25. except that rothkos aren't flat, if you know how to look at them. they float off the canvas. that's part of the point.

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  27. What a realisation. A bit depressing really. I am sure there is a lot of competition going on between them. Takes a lot to 'keep up with the Jones's so to speak. It is always good to break away from this sort of competing. I would have to agree with Anonymous and say also that Rothkos are not flat for me either but I understand your point. Xxxx

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  28. love black and white photography!<3 the first two photos are my favorite <3

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  29. Avy, just popped over here for my weekly fix and to say thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I really admire your work. Love this post: standard. I am mostly angered by rich people who don't want to go and LIVE and see the world. I bum around this planet on next to nothing and would love it if I had the opportunity to do it without ramen noodles.

    Love Elle xo

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  32. It's true, people can be so disappointingly cliche. I very often interact with somebody I don't much care to interact with again, and end up thinking "If I wrote a screenplay where someone acted like this, everyone would say it's trite and unrealistic." Sigh.

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  33. Your opening statement said it all! So true. Beautiful post as always.

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  34. Your blog is, simply, beautiful.

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  35. Oh the cliches of life (insert sigh here).
    Wonderful post and beautiful pictures.

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  42. You always leave us stranded in the middle of a situation, giving us a small glimpse and nothing more. Ordinarily, this would be frustrating... but instead it just leaves me wanting to know more. I don't know how you do it - but it's brilliant.

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  49. What a horribly boring life those women must lead!
    Oh Avy, I adore you.

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  50. love the pics :D omg that's so cool

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  51. It's not just the wealthy. Myopia begins two millimeters past the nose.

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  52. Wow, your blog is gorgeous. It's gorgeous because it's so real. You're so honest about everything, and you write about things that people don't usually feel comfortable talking about. I do wish you were happier though, and hope that things get better for you! But this darkness in your life has created something beautiful. You should turn this blog into a book; I'd buy it.

    May the force be with you.
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  56. "The only true interest they have is their own reflection in the mirror" - love it, and very true.

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  57. "Some people have money but no class, some have class but no money and very few have both.”

    You are exceptionally insightful, most people don’t “get” that even with age.

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  60. strange, i grew up with the assumption that capitalism was a scientific law like gravity and these people an unavoidable symptom. we should always question the status quo.

    love your pics, as always

    love,

    L.

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  61. Agreed - very few own both.

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  62. great pictures! we really like your blog, you're doing well! <3




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  63. I'm in love with those pics !

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