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Well he’s a lucky man, but not as lucky as me because I wanted to be alone with you all night.
I seem to have misplaced one of those lovely earrings. It’s like I’m living in a dream world….
I’m losing my touch with the mosquitoes, it seems.
Mad Men 6.09 “Only the Lonely”
Are you sure you don’t want to just ‘hold’ me?
Don Draper’s Presentation for Kodak
“Technology is a glittering lure, but there is the rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash. If they have a sentimental bond with the product. My first job I was in-house at a fur company. This old pro copy writer. A Greek named Teddy. And Teddy told me the most important idea in advertising is “new.” It creates an itch. You simply put your product in there as a kind of calamine lotion. But he also talked about a deeper bond to a product. Nostalgia. It’s delicate but potent. Switch it on.
Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means, ‘the pain from an old wound’.
It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone.
This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine.
It goes backwards and forwards.
And it takes us to a place where we ache to go again.
It’s not called ‘The Wheel.’ It’s called ‘The Carousel.’
It lets us travel the way a child travels.
Around and around and back home again.
A place where we know we are loved.”
There’s a lot of responsiblities, but that’s what being a woman is. And when it happens every month, even though it’s unpleasant, it means everything’s working. It means everything’s ready for a baby when you want one, and maybe you’ll have a beautiful girl and you can tell her all this.
- Mad Men, episode 512: Commissions and Fees
Betty has made plenty of parenting mistakes, but in this moment she was a wonderful mother. Her calm practicality lent itself perfectly to the situation, and the tenderness that she added was moving. The connection between mother and daughter is so strong in that moment when a girl reveals that she has started her period, it’s as much an experience for the mother as it is the girl, and it’s easy for the mother to lose herself in that moment; to become overwhelmed with sentiment and embarrass her daughter, whose own emotions are terribly tender. Betty behaved so beautifully. She was proud, moved, wise, happy & content; just as a mother should be.
How nice of you to say.
“It’s okay, sweetheart. It’s okay.”
I am only now realizing I certainly have a lot of clothing this shade of blue.