the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Tag: getting old

part of my makeup

“…I’ve stabilized my life to an extent now over these past 10 years. I’m very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn’t think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that’s happening to me. I’m rather surprised at who I am, because I’m actually like my dad.”

1. ziggy
2. david bowie


shedding beauty

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)