I think ‘The Desperation of Tomorrow’ sounds like the title for the next James Bond film. It does, in fact, refer to a feeling which I’ve just given name to and can only really be described as a twisted cousin of ‘l’esprit de l’escalier’ (which is french for ‘spirit of the stairs’ and means the feeling of coming up with a perfect retort about 5 minutes too late).
We’ve all had that moment, usually the morning after, when we have a dawning realisation that we’ve possibly behaved in a manner that does not become a gentleman (or indeed a lady). That moment of fear and desperation whilst trying to work out exactly what you said/did to whom can be summed up perfectly with ‘the desperation of tomorrow’ or as I’ve just christened it in French (as it sounds more profound) ‘Le desespoir de demain’.
With Valentine’s around the corner we can only guess what this lady’s ‘Le desespoir de demain’ is all about. Answers on a postcard please…
Title: Le désespoir de demain
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, charcoal and Tipp Ex