Michael Pitt by Mason Poole for Flaunt Magazine
1st August, FridayReblog

Tea Trees near Cape Schanck, Victoria (detail), Eugène von Guérard, 1865
The bourgeoisie loves so-called “positive” types and novels with happy endings since they lull one into thinking that it is fine to simultaneously acquire capital and maintain one’s innocence, to be a beast and still be happy.

Anton Chekhov, in a letter to A.S. Suvorin. (April 13, 1895)

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1st August, FridayReblog

At the bottom of her heart, however, she was waiting for something to happen. Like shipwrecked sailors, she turned despairing eyes upon the solitude of her life, seeking afar off some white sail in the mists of the horizon. She did not know what this chance would be, what wind would bring it her, towards what shore it would drive her, if it would be a shallop or a three-decker, laden with anguish or full of bliss to the portholes. But each morning, as she awoke, she hoped it would come that day; she listened to every sound, sprang up with a start, wondered that it did not come; then at sunset, always more saddened, she longed for the morrow.

— ― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (via emauxetcamees)

1st August, FridayReblog

Margaret Atwood, Power Politics
Of lovers whose bodies smell of each other, who think the same thoughts without need of speech.

— T.S. Eliot (via ohdreaming)

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1st August, FridayReblog

A Home Depot for people who prefer the time worn look. #wabisabi

Callum Ball by Ash Kingston

Versailles Royal Opera, Versailles, France.
She saunters into a crowded room
not as a victim of the world,
not full of shame,
not insecure,
not doubtful,
not limited,
not poor,
not broken,
not heavy in her heart.
Only light on her feet,
navigating her fears,
communicating through her spine
as the indomitable and juicy presence of love.
Intentional in her choices,
Intentional in her language,
Intentional in her thinking,
Intentional in her creations,
and mighty intentional in her strut.

— Love-strut by India Ame’ye (via eatmangoesnekkid)

31st July, ThursdayReblog

Un détail de la salle de l’opéra Garnier, à Paris.
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