we are our own
gacougnol:

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

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

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)
grett:

untitled by Sarita Lolita on Flickr.
ej32:

(via Memphis to Boston, Alex Nabaum #art)
red-lipstick:

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.