Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lo



Humbert: She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita. Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo… Lee… Ta.




Lolita will always be one of my favorite films. Dominique Swain is and always will be the perfect Lo.

Lolita was the first grown up book I ever read (at 12 years old) and it changed my whole life. All throughout my teen years I did and played Lolita, she was a ghost in my life, it was hard to shake her off and I couldn’t even tell if I have. She is always creeping on, always telling me to find the next Humbert.

How could you possibly not want someone to write this about you?

“Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.”

It’s deathly and terrible but so gorgeous.

Lo-lee-ta
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