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

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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)