we are our own

André de Dienes From “Studies of Female Nude” 1950’s

Henrietta Harris
And may your bones
sing, no longer with pain, but with roses.
- Moira Egan, “Vespers” 

Photo from Paul Koudounaris’ book Heavenly Bodies
Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (via likeafieldmouse)

untitled by Sarita Lolita on Flickr.

(via Memphis to Boston, Alex Nabaum #art)

Sascha Schneider aka Rudolph Karl Alexander Schneider (German, b. 1870, Saint Petersburg, Russia, d. 1927) - Untitled (Study Of A Reclining Male Nude With Tucked Up Legs), 1894     Drawings: Pencil, Charcoal, White Highlights on Grey Paper
If flowers can
teach themselves

how to bloom after
winter passes,
so can you.