I like to say I was thankful to my school bully, because without him, I wouldn’t be in this position now. I thought that was a weakness, but I realise now those sensitivities can be a real strength. Today I celebrate my sensitivities. Defining experience you never forget. I have not forgotten who bullied me, but I’m not going to name and shame them. I know now that it goes on everywhere, and I also have more understanding of what makes a bully. They’ve been bullied before.
my dvd collection: Atonement (2007) dir. Joe Wright
“Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.”
James "clean-shaven" Mcavoy