melanie kristin-rose


After living in the dark for so long,

a glimpse of light can make you giddy.

Strange thoughts come into your head

and you better think them.

Has a special fate been calling you

and you not listening?

Is there a secret message in front

of you and you’re not reading it?

Is this your last, best chance?

Are you gonna take it?

Or are you going to the grave

with unlived lives in your veins?

The Good Girl (2002)

Reculer pour Mieux Sauter.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898. 

Reculer pour Mieux Sauter. 

To run back in order to give a better jump forwards; to give way a little in order to take up a stronger position.1       

“Where the empire sets its foot, it cannot withdraw without much loss of credit, whereas reouler pour mieux sauter must often be the most effective action in that tide of European civilisation, which is slowly, but surely, advancing into the heart of the Dark Continent.”—Nineteenth Century, December, 1892, p. 990.

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