Dark

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I have gone back to my roots, no more bottle blonde for me. Although the decision to go back to dark was kind of spontaneous, it had been at the back of my mind for a long time.

As the world turns away from reason in favour of emotion, the false prophets proliferate – it is more important than ever to be as authentic as one can possibly be. This blog that at one stage meant so much to me has taken a backseat, as some of you may have noticed.

People I thought I had an understanding with, people I interacted with on the basis we shared the same love for words, and literature, and art…those people who pride themselves on being tolerant have been anything but…and clearly unable to separate the ‘art’ from the ‘artist’ – an attitude that’s prevalent in today’s society.

I will never apologise for having an opinion, for the ability to criticise *everything*, for the fact my heart doesn’t rule over my brain. I do not believe it is a creative’s responsibility to pontificate and tell the masses what to think and what to like. I do not believe in demonising and ostracising based on political opinion alone. Unfortunately the majority of creatives feel differently. More’s the pity. But I won’t be bullied and I won’t be silenced. Without free speech, an individual  simply isn’t free. Deplatforming is an abomination, shutting down any kind of speech is abhorrent.

I can be dismissed and discarded by hundreds of people I have everything in common with – except for one seemingly crucial thing – and I still wouldn’t change the way I am and the way I speak.

If we share the same interests but you decide to pull the plug on our friendship because I don’t believe in open borders and uncontrolled immigration, because I believe ALL religions should be subjected to the same level of criticism, etc…then fair enough and so be it.  Your loss, your narrow-minded view of the world – contrary to what you preach. I won’t mourn you and I won’t miss you.

So I have been unfollowed on here by quite a few people, which is fine. Everyone is entitled to do as they please – what has massively pissed me off is that some of these people before unfollowing felt the need to tell me what a nasty human being I am. Obviously I’m going to object to that, especially when the stench of hypocrisy surrounds them. Nobody has the monopoly on kindness or pain – hence why identity politics is total bollocks and incredibly divisive. You can’t rewrite history and you shouldn’t want to. Virtue signalling is getting old, to be quite frank.

Progressives? Nah, regressive (s)

I’m a natural brunette and I’m back to dark. Some people will say it matches my soul – fuck them.

(The selfies… because I was in one of my exhibitionist moods – I could blame the new hair but…nah.)

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46 thoughts on “Dark

  1. Beautifully written. I do so love the ones with courage to speak their minds. Oh… and about the dark? Your pics seem to show a light emanating from you and reflecting on the wall… so… perhaps… those accusing of darkness are blinded by the light that emanates. Hair is gorgeous… either way. Thanks for brightening my morning.

    Have a most beautiful day, Nathalie…

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    1. Thank you, Michael. You’ve always been one of those people who like my… “outspoken” ways. There are still some who appreciate the fact I’m the forthright type, and I’m grateful for that. As for the rest of your comment, I’m truly humbled – thank you. You’ve certainly brightened my day 🙂
      Sending you light and I do hope your day is filled with happiness 😊

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  2. I wholeheartedly agree with all that you say. I wonder about these people who claim an exalted viewpoint on all of the issues that you stated. They become filled with rage and intolerance. The shocking part for me was the intolerance of those who fancied themselves as poets.
    Anyway, love your hair dark. Your midriff and short shorts is not lost on me, either. 😍😍

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    1. “The shocking part for me was the intolerance of those who fancied themselves as poets” – that’s exactly it. I do like the choice of words btw: “fancied themselves as” haha!
      Apparently if you’re a poet or any kind of artist these days, you must be a bleeding heart too – that’s like, the LAW. Well, I’m sorry but I may be a very passionate person (as I’ve been called so many times on here)…but it doesn’t mean I don’t have a working brain too…one that’s capable of analysing – feelings should never trump facts. Anyway – I really was in an exhibitionist mood last week, but I knew you’d like the pics 😁

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      1. I think the word “artist” is used too liberally today. While I consider myself a musician, describing me as an artist is too lofty a description. Same for poets, writers, etc. Also, being in the arts has imbued no more wisdom than, let’s say an accountant. But their intolerance and anger is their issue. As you say, feelings matter not. We are countries of laws and not men. Of course I love the pics! May the mood be with you often!! 😍

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      2. Very true, actually. Artist IS used too liberally…there’s a whole clique of people who describe themselves as poets and who quite frankly write trash, same for “writer”, not everyone is deserving of it. But anyway, I’ve been bitchy enough for one day haha!! How are you doing?

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      3. Ohh, I’m gonna go check it out. Yeah, I’ve been suffering from the heat as well, been working flat out to finish the Master’s too. I handed in my very last regular writing assignment at the end of last week (was SO happy) so now all I have left is the 15,000 words on Freedom of Speech 😁

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      4. I’ll probably post it on the blog, I’m not allowed to make it public until it’s been marked though, so it won’t be available till December I don’t think. And if it gets trashed, I might rethink posting it on here haha

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  3. I agree with what you’ve stated here especially this:

    I will never apologise for having an opinion, for the ability to criticise *everything*, for the fact my heart doesn’t rule over my brain.

    And I like your hair dark. 👍

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    1. Love the first line of your reply because that’s exactly what I was talking about: feelings…we all have them, but they shouldn’t trump facts over and over again – that’s just wrong. Emotions are great but so is reason and we should aim to achieve some sort of balance between the two. Virtue signalling is just about self-righteousness – it’s repellent IMO
      Sorry about the outfits being distracting, I just like sharing some of my different “looks” sometimes – I’m shameless 😆

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      1. I know. Your looks are fun — wasn’t complaining. I had a similar social media experience a few months ago, people deciding I was being too slow to comment positively about their rants or to verbally empathize with their verses. They drew incorrect conclusions and became offended over something entirely imaginary. People need to learn to stop valuing their opinions so much and listen to others. Peace.

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      2. Haha I know you weren’t complaining. But yes, people need to stop taking themselves so seriously AND to stop being offended at the drop of a hat. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read and reply – have a lovely day 🙂

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  4. “I do not believe it is a creative’s responsibility to pontificate and tell the masses what to think and what to like.” Of course not! That’s MY job! Hell, I was born to tell others what to think and do. I’ve awarded myself numerous Nobel and Pulitzer prizes for being so damned good at it. Now, if I could only to get others to recognize the truth of all this, I’d be set for life and become emperor of the world. One day soon, this’ll happen. 🙂 You look lovely, BTW, and your pics up above are dashingly sexy! Hubba, hubba, hubba!!! I likes ’em!

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  5. I have noticed when fellow bloggers make comments and I say something politically contrary, the conversation stops, people want their point of view but seem to not want to then converse about it. Many people see the idea of debate and exploring ideas opposite to their own as somehow offensive, when it is stimulating, plus how do they think humanity managed to survive for all these years. As for religion, I totally agree, they should all be held to equal exploration and accountability, not to mention strong questioning.

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      1. Now I have kicked a fever with some high end antibiotics I am good. I have no idea if people think I am a typical Brit but I am constantly putting forth strong opinions and asking sources for other opinions. I am yet to throw myself into the politics over here but three mayors got shot the other month so its a whole new world over here. Keep fighting the good fight, my friend.

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  6. I like every word of this post. Telling a skunk it stinks is proper and factual. If the Skunks don’t like it, they should go be a Jackass. Do not let the Skunks or Jackasses win. Your intelligence and insights into all you share is evident in your delightful posts. Don’t be quiet, tell us more. From your pictures I can tell you are 25 years old but what I really want to know is how you maintain that innocent 20 year old look? My ice cream and coffee diet just isn’t working anymore. I need to try something different.

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    1. This made me laugh so much. 25? Haha start by adding a decade and then keep talking 😉 ice cream and coffee diet sounds wonderful, I might try that! Without the coffee as I don’t drink it haha
      Thank you so much for reading, and the laughs 🙂

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      1. Wait! Whaaaat! LOL. As a plenary member of the Eccentrics Anonymous, I find that if I eat the ice cream at night and drink the coffee in the morning, I defer the negative impacts on my eccentricities. Of course, I’ve tried the port wine and chocolate diet but find myself fighting addiction and a strange impulse to become philosophical. Whatever you are doing, it works well as it appears you maintain good order and discipline with a healthy mind, body, and artful soul. I hope no one ever says or does anything to divert your path or constrain your blog. I much prefer your voice over mewling skunks and braying jackasses.

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      2. “…a strange impulse to become philosophical…” haha! I love it!
        Wine and chocolate, I do. I’m actually addicted to dark chocolate and eat it every day. And I try my best, but it’s not always easy standing apart from the crowd. But thank you so much. For making me laugh – again – and that last line, it’s really lovely 😁

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  7. Forgot.
    I just saw in a glimpse a guy that said that ¨he loved every Word of this post¨
    I just looked at the pictures, fuck the words and the guy who says otherwise is lying,
    wich I guess it would be fine.
    Love ya seeeeeeexy! 😉

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  8. I go though that all the time how people can’t separate the art from the artist….I don’t pay attention any more if I get what I need from my post that’s all it truly is about for me….and a reinvention is always good to support how you feel about ones self
    Glad I stopped to see you
    It must be Paris

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      1. Ça c’est ben vrai. 🙂 Longtemps que je n’avais pas entendu celle-là. Et je me suis aussi rappelé d’une très vieille chanson que tu connais peut-être:

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  9. Cute outfit. Nice hair. No wonder you felt in a selfies mood.
    It’s nice to know someone I don’t have to agree with. I also like knowing people I agree with. It’s important to be exposed to all views.
    I’m wondering, as difficult as it may be for opposites to come to the agreement to “agree to disagree”, what happened to that concept?

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