An Elegant Escape

‘She has a distrust of the big words – like love, loyalty. Romance, in particular, is a bete noire. No surprise there. Romance exemplifies the desire to lose the self in another, in the myth of a happy-ever-after. Whereas, as she says, “Loneliness is the deal. Loneliness is the last great taboo. If we don’t accept loneliness, then capitalism wins hands down. Because capitalism is all about trying to convince people that you can distract yourself, that you can make it better. And it ain’t true.’
– Tilda Swinton


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