Retrospective (adj.)

Reflecting on The Desert Rose

A traveller in Charles de Gaulle airport, 2010, by Harry Gruyaert

DXB — fear and loathing
LGW“Like a virgin, touched for…”
HKT — a lesson & a last minute reprieve
DIA — trouble & then, togetherness



Pen 🖊 Pal
Letters, letters and more blinking letters…
Have mercy, have mercy for the hopeless dreamers.

To show compassion or forgiveness towards someone whom it is within your power to punish or harm.

To cancel or postpone the punishment of someone (especially someone condemned to death).

Life imitates art*

*art imitates Life

ladies’ man //
meaning: a man who enjoys spending time and flirting with women.
e.g., “Vincent Willem van Gogh was nothing more than a ladies’ man.”

libertine //
meaning: a person, especially a man, who freely indulges in sensual pleasures without regard to moral principles.
e.g., “Vincent Willem van Gogh saw himself as a libertine but actually he’s rather conservative.”

philanderer //
meaning: a man who readily or frequently enters into casual sexual relationships with women (i.e., a womaniser).
e.g., “Vincent Willem van Gogh was known as a philanderer”

playboy //
meaning: a wealthy man who spends his time enjoying himself, especially one who behaves irresponsibly or has many casual sexual relationships.
e.g., “Vincent Willem van Gogh wasn’t the marrying type, he was just a playboy”

sybarite //
meaning: a person who is self-indulgent in their fondness for sensuous luxury.
e.g., “Vincent Willem van Gogh was a sybarite, he’d only be driven in Rolls Royce cars and he’d only wear Rolex watches.”