God, I wish. I better learn quick though. I’m seeing Iggy next week, so maybe I’ll have her teach me.
Alternate Poster for Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
absence / absence
But isn’t desire always the same, whether the object is present or absent? Isn’t the object always absent? —This isn’t the same languor: there are two words: Pothos, desire for the absent being, and Himéros, the more burning desire for the present being."
— Roland Barthes, The Absent One from A Lover’s Discourse, translation by Richard Howard