Gayle Forman, Just One Year
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther (via mashamorevna)
T. Mazzoni, Girl With Roses (Detail)
Oil on canvas, 1877
You are meant to fight.
When you are sick, your body fights for its right to function. When you hold your breath, your body fights for its right to breathe. There are billions of tiny events—from the surface of your skin, down to the very cells of your body—that have to happen in order for you to be simply sitting here today. If your most minuscule parts haven’t given up yet,
Why should you?—n.t. (via mirroir)
Vincent van Gogh - From ‘Almond Blossoms’ Series (1888-1890)
Marilyn Monroe poses with Edward Degas’ The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Photo by Joshua Logan, taken at the home of Bill Goetz, 1956.