blackpaint20:

Memento mori

blackpaint20:

Memento mori

banishedfromcamelot:

Photo by Brett Walker

banishedfromcamelot:

Photo by Brett Walker

(Source: alonewizard)

“Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.”
Vladimir Nabokov (via granosdegranada)

(Source: kcnightfire)

junk-yard-doll:

blackpaint20:
Unpublished frontispiece for ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ by Baudelaire (1857): a skeleton standing before seven flowers representing the seven deadly sins; his arms extend outwards, enveloped with fruits on branches; the title of the publication at bottom centre.
Print by Félix Bracquemond
1857 Etching

junk-yard-doll:

blackpaint20:

Unpublished frontispiece for ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ by Baudelaire (1857): a skeleton standing before seven flowers representing the seven deadly sins; his arms extend outwards, enveloped with fruits on branches; the title of the publication at bottom centre.

Print by Félix Bracquemond

1857 Etching

“Because the world is so full of death and horror, I try again and again to console my heart and pick the flowers that grow in the midst of hell.”
Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund (via toilandblood)

(Source: seabois)

lavonne:

Underwear, smoothie, wet hair, dirty mirror, James’ studio—I love this shot for some reason.
On being naked on the Internet.
I’d guess that most people wouldn’t feel positively about having their intimate parts shared permanently with the world. And why is that? Because they don’t feel good about their bodies? Because they are taught their bodies are shameful? Because they are afraid of causing some kind of scandal and ruining their future lives as teachers and presidents? Maybe they just don’t feel like it? There are too many reasons to list, and I’ve felt many of them at different times. But I didn’t stop sharing. Why? Because the reasons I felt were all based on fear, not the truth, and I feel strongly that many of them are worth fighting against.
I’m glad to be part of a movement of women who freely share themselves with the world, because I feel it is important to tell everyone that it’s okay to do so, and it’s okay to do it just for fun.
The body and sexuality shaming that women face everyday for a multitude of reasons is deeply damaging and unacceptable. We should feel great about our bodies, regardless of shape, size, or colour. We should feel great about our vast spectrum of sexualities. We should be able to do whatever it is we want, as long as we’re not hurting others.
Being naked is harmless, but buying into the oppressive rules built by our society is not. Helping enforce these awful rules is not.
I know this issue reaches beyond women and nudity in a broad range of directions, but I can only speak for myself and what I’m feeling in this moment. Still, the idea is simple and universal: be true to yourself and harm none.
To all those who tell us we are bad people, that we should be ashamed, or change who we are: that is not okay. May we replace this oppression with freedom, this fear and hate with unconditional love for all.


Becoming comfortable with your body is a lovely thing. No shame.

lavonne:

Underwear, smoothie, wet hair, dirty mirror, James’ studio—I love this shot for some reason.

On being naked on the Internet.

I’d guess that most people wouldn’t feel positively about having their intimate parts shared permanently with the world. And why is that? Because they don’t feel good about their bodies? Because they are taught their bodies are shameful? Because they are afraid of causing some kind of scandal and ruining their future lives as teachers and presidents? Maybe they just don’t feel like it? There are too many reasons to list, and I’ve felt many of them at different times. But I didn’t stop sharing. Why? Because the reasons I felt were all based on fear, not the truth, and I feel strongly that many of them are worth fighting against.

I’m glad to be part of a movement of women who freely share themselves with the world, because I feel it is important to tell everyone that it’s okay to do so, and it’s okay to do it just for fun.

The body and sexuality shaming that women face everyday for a multitude of reasons is deeply damaging and unacceptable. We should feel great about our bodies, regardless of shape, size, or colour. We should feel great about our vast spectrum of sexualities. We should be able to do whatever it is we want, as long as we’re not hurting others.

Being naked is harmless, but buying into the oppressive rules built by our society is not. Helping enforce these awful rules is not.

I know this issue reaches beyond women and nudity in a broad range of directions, but I can only speak for myself and what I’m feeling in this moment. Still, the idea is simple and universal: be true to yourself and harm none.

To all those who tell us we are bad people, that we should be ashamed, or change who we are: that is not okay. May we replace this oppression with freedom, this fear and hate with unconditional love for all.

Becoming comfortable with your body is a lovely thing. No shame.

(Source: blog.marlolavonne.com)

“We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.”
Charles Bukowski (via mariusdumitrescu)
“You think that luck has left you there. Well maybe there’s nothing up in the sky but air and there’s no mystical design, no cosmic lover, preassigned. There’s nothing you can find that cannot be found.”