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rose-verres:

“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”

(via myvicioustongue)

I’ve found that love resonates enormously differently with age. For many of us, the young version is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s all wrapped up with heat and excitement, and enough trashy literature and TV to completely shortchange the bigger picture of what it means with time. The definition for me has become the ability to be nonjudgmentally, compassionately, forgivingly connected to other. It’s like the great John Lennon song ‘All You Need is Love.’ Damn right. To live in the possibility of behaving toward all living things with love is going to determine our survival as a planet. But let me be clear: the early version - the fall off a cliff, what is he thinking, when is he going to call feeling - is really fun. Some of us never let go of wanting a hit of that. Love is bigger than that, but it’s not instead of that. And it’s a piece without which life is a little grayer.
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Ali McGraw (via oreowh0re)

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pointetothesky:

Alphonse Mucha

"Alfons Maria Mucha (Ivančice, 24 July 1860 – Prague, 14 July 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs."

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