Will I be something?
Am I something?

And the answer comes:
You already are.
You always were.
And you still have time to be.
Anis Mojgani, from “Here I Am” (via contramonte);


The incredible @_faith47 graced our city with this amazing mural during @ffttnw. So happy to see all of the new artwork brightening up the city. #pdx #streetart #mural #faith47

[27/?] favourite films:
The History Boys (2006) dir. Nicholas Hytner

ghost in the shell, 1995

Tiny Fluctuations, 2013 
by Orhan Kolukisa

Rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag at least 10 followers.

I was tagged by: My brother, anglosurfmops.

Name: Ruth

Nickname: Rufus, though not many people call me that these days.
Birthday: 2nd October
Gender: cis female

Sexuality: Mostly heterosexual (?), but Samira Wiley, Janelle Monae, Carrie Brownstein etc etc.

Height: Not sure - 5’4”?
Time Zone: British Summer Time
What time and date is it there: 29th August, 20:11pm.
Average hours of sleep I get each night: Seven on a good night, but I often function on far less.

The last thing I googled was: ”Inches abbreviation”, because despite having a job that relies on perfect punctuation, I can never remember which way round the symbols go.

My most used phrase(s): "On the BBC website today…." And many others that are far more annoying.
First word that comes to mind: Manhattan (because I’m watching the show and reading about the doctor)
What I last said to a family member: "I’m going to go on the internet."
One place that makes me happy and why?: There’s something very calming about the upper floors of the Mitchell Library.

How many blankets I sleep under: One, but I need to invest in some more.

Favourite beverage(s): Tea. Many different types of tea (currently lemon and ginger, good old rooibos.)  Baileys, Guiness, rum-based cocktails.
The last movie I watched in the cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy. I think I’m going to the cinema less since getting an unlimited card - this needs to change.

Three things I can’t live without: Good conversation, good music (usually in ipod form), good tea.

Something I plan on learning: I still fancy doing some spoken word poetry at some point.
A piece of advice for all my followers: Strive for happiness, not success.
You all have to listen to this song: Funeral Canticle by John Tavener or Fragments of a Prayer by John Tavener - I can’t stop listening to him at the moment.

My blog(s): a-boat-on-the-seaamerica-dreamsnighttraintotokyo, though the latter two are pretty much dead.  And cinemaheart, which I had before any of them - I think I’ve long forgotten the login details.

I tag: Anyone who wants to do this.

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John Tavener & Sarah Connolly Fragments of a Prayer

This, if you were ever wondering, is the best song from the best movie.

Movie Requests - Children of Men (2006)

John Atkinson Grimshaw must have been a melancholic nightwalker.