shedding beauty

by theuglyearring

she feels like the imaginary self.

she reminds me of you, dearest d, and your
collection of jackets.

side tangent:

when thinking of losing beauty and getting older, something else, something more exciting, emerges:

“[it] is something impressive, it sums up his life:  maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves.

A man’s age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories.”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944

(photos: tea and cactus)