There is this Dark Academia trend fueled by people who like Harry Potter and libraries. You imagine yourself back in an earlier era, lost among old books and music and poetry. I have never read any Harry Potter or seen any of the movies. However this is a trend I love. And yesterday while I was playing the piano I began thinking about how Dark Academia my life is.
I did not plan it! It just worked out like that.
Just looking around my living room absolutely killed me when I thought about it.
Steinway grand piano from 1905.
Photo of the Van Cliburn Competition jury from 1963. Next to busts of Chopin and Beethoven.
Tapestry from my friend Brenda, as seen from the piano.
That is the ultimate Dark Academia portrait if you ask me.
And speaking of the ultimate, how about this...
There is writing throughout the book where someone, it appears to be the father, went through and wrote the titles to the various Songs Without Words.