My Cousin Rachel: Something Wicked This Way Comes




“How soft and gentle her name sounds when I whisper it. It lingers on the tongue, insidious and slow, almost like poison, which is apt indeed. It passes from the tongue to the parched lips, and from the lips back to the heart. And the heart controls the body, and the mind also. Shall I be free of it one day? In forty, in fifty years? Or will some lingering trace of matter in the brain stay pallid and diseased? Some minuscule cell in the bloodstream fail to race with its fellows to the fountain heart? Perhaps, when all is said and done, I shall have no wish to be free. As yet, I cannot tell.”  Daphne du Maurier, My Cousin Rachel

Video via Sound I Love on YouTube. Art via Pinterest.



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Kamalini Govender

I'm that girl that looks badass in her black boots reading Gothic Psychoanalytic Lit but really just wants to pew pew pew with someone.

14 thoughts on “My Cousin Rachel: Something Wicked This Way Comes”

    1. I tend to think predominantly in visuals, so everything I read creates a chaotic influx of images. A little more so than the average human. The artwork does manage to capture some of the juxtaposing pictures and sensations that particular quote has in my mind. The movie poster achieves equal sinister effects (in my opinion). In fact, I’m currently reading an essay on feelings of unity and discontinuity between text and visuals in children’s illustrated books. It’s interesting to note how a seemingly innocent image to one, may have a completely different imprint on another, and how altering texts can cause one to see hidden things in visual works. Just a bit of nonsensical rambling on my end 🙂 But I am deep in research on elements of the fantastical and how important it is for civilization…I know you’ll most definitely agree with that! Hope the reading is going superbly.

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      1. That’s a fascinating detail about the different reactions to the same image from different people: I guess much depends on an individual’s experience, but still one wonders what might be buried in the subconscious to create such diverging responses… Fascinating! 🙂

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      1. It’s a pleasure to share. Personally, I find the capacity for the human heart to single out and crave/ desire beyond psychological constraints that border on a particular type of eeriness quite fascinating. Literature, art, movies and music are able to speak volumes on such a topic. Let me know if it’s a hit or miss for you.

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  1. Brilliant as always and you always draw me into your world through your images and music. Words and lyrics become feelings and showcase in such a beautiful what an amazing talent but most of all person you are. So proud to know you my dear soulsister. Xo
    I have to share this 😉

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