Crate of Curios part 63

And here we are with the last Crate of 2021 – the next one will already belong to a new year, 2022 – the year we openly hope will be better than the current one and secretly fear it’ll be the same or worse. However, there’s no telling these days when predictable future has sunk to a horizon of the following week – any longer-term plans seem to be a folly – too much can change within a span of a few days. But enough of the pocket philosophy – it’s time to open the last Crate of the year.

  1. “Ladies who would be alluring to men should surround themselves with cats… I never look at men only at women–they have, each one such marvellous possibilities of beauty. But unfortunately most of them have not developed these possibilities because they have not learned the lessons cats can teach…” – Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, the artist more famous than Picasso in 1920’s Paris, loved both – women and cats.

2. Apparently it’s not that difficult to become great at something. One simply has to be good at it, repeatedly.

3. “What I envy about men, it isn’t what you think—it’s pockets. I want a makeup that you can carry in your pockets”. Way before second-wave feminism was a thing, Isabella Rossellini created a makeup line for it.

4. Christmas has already passed, but Christmas sweets are still around…

5. Here is one and half minutes of joy that you didn’t even know you needed.

6. And to finish off for this week and this year – a little comic by Slaughterkeys.

And that’s it for this time. Happy reading and until next week!
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