“We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species…There’s no desire to be an adult. Adulthood is not a goal. It’s not seen as a gift. Something happened culturally: No one is supposed to age past 45 — sartorially, cosmetically, attitudinally. Everybody dresses like a teenager. Everybody dyes their hair. Everybody is concerned about a smooth face.”
“I was often told that I wasn’t a thing…‘She’s not pretty enough, she’s not tall enough, she’s not thin enough, she’s not fat enough.’ I thought, ‘O.K., someday you’re going to be looking for someone not, not, not, not, and there I’ll be.’ ”
“I’ve been with a man for 35 years who looks at me and loves what he sees.”
Our Lady Frances
This is why I love getting older. (“Yet” is my favorite word.)
That said, I am thankfully blessed with a best friend and partner who loves me timelessly, as I am in the present, past, and future.
Jane Goodall on empathy and our human potential.
Amen to that.
Tamara de Lempicka, in a dress by Marcel Rochas, 1931
(by dovima_is_devine_II) (via mudwerks)
I have always loved her work. From the site dedicated to her art:
"…she had found a certain signature style: a highly original, and effective, synthesis of Mannerism and toned down Neo-Cubism. This style was so well matched to the era that, in retrospect, it can be termed as emblematic of it."
Two of my favorites are Kizette in Pink (1928)
and Saint Moritz (1929).
Unpacking @kid_ish ‘s record collection has got to be one of my favorite parts of moving. #istudyalbumart #designideas
Big Brother is Bashful
Security cameras in bashful love? Ok, why not.
Oh yes, I feel this with all my introverted feels.
(Source: paintraincomic.com, via prrb)