It wasn’t that simple

“She loved him and he loved her,

But it wasn’t that simple.”

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Happy Birthday, Audrey

Audrey Hepburn, 1954.

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.

Audrey Hepburn

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“Study me as much as you like,

you will never know me. For i

differ a hundred ways from

what you see me to be. Put

yourself behind my eyes, and

see me as i see myself. Because

i have chosen to dwell in a place you

can’t see.” ~Rumi

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This is a typical trait of a Virgo… 😉

 

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“We need, in love, to practice only this:

letting each other go.

For holding on comes easily;

we do not need to learn it.” 

― Rainer Maria Rilke
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“…she tastes like a peach.”

 

You can be the ripest,

juiciest

peach in the world,

and there’s still

going to be somebody

who hates peaches. 

Dita Von Teese

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Title:  Dennis Hopper, True Romance

A Sailor’s Love

Though I have seen both storms and gales
The time that I have spent at sea
The loving winds that fill my sails
Is the woman who waits home for me.

Michael Felton

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Don’t Pass Me By

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I listen for your footsteps
Comin’ up the drive
Listen for your footsteps
But they don’t arrive
Waitin’ for your knock dear
On my old front door
I don’t hear it
Does it mean you don’t love me any more

I hear the clock a’tickin
On the mantel shelf
See the hands a’movin
But I’m by myself
I wonder where you are tonight
And why I’m by myself
I don’t see you
Does it mean you don’t love me any more

Don’t pass me by don’t make me cry
Don’t make me blue
‘Cause you know darlin’ I love only you
You’ll never know it hurts me so
How I hate to see you go
Don’t pass me by, don’t make me cry
Don’t make me blue

I’m sorry that I doubted you
You were so unfair
You were in a car crash
And you lost your hair
You said that you would be late
About an hour or two
Well that’s alright I’m waiting here
Just waiting to hear from you

Don’t pass me by don’t make me cry
Don’t make me blue
‘Cause you know darlin’ I love only you
You’ll never know it hurts me so
How I hate to see you go
Don’t pass me by, don’t make me cry
Don’t make me blue

Read more: Ringo Starr – Don’t Pass Me By Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Image: Robert Frank, New York City 1947

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Coco

I don’t know why

women want any of the

things men have

when one

of the

things that

women

have is

men.

― Coco Chanel
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Lady & Flower Girl

Ziegfeld girl c. 1926

The

difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she’s treated.

― George Bernard ShawPygmalion & My Fair Lady

 

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What you love

Some say that the most beautiful thing

on this dark earth is a host of horsemen,
others that it is an army of foot-soldiers,
and others that it is a fleet of ships;
But, I say it is what you love.

Sappho/Fragment 16/ 600 b.c….

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Oldest Love Poem Known

The above inscription, dating from the 8th century BC and belonging to the Ancient Babylonian Era, is described as the world’s oldest known love poem. According to the Sumerian belief, it was a sacred duty for the king to marry every year a priestess instead of Inanna, the goddess of fertility and sexual love, in order to make the soil and women fertile. This poem was most probably written by a bride chosen for Shu-Sin in order to be sung at the New Year festival and it was sung at banquets and festivals accompanied by music and dance.    The following is the translation. Read more

Sweet Apple

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…You’re
Just like the sweet apple reddening at the highest branch
and missed by the apple pickers –
No,
They did not miss you!
They just couldn’t reach so high.

II

And,
You’re just like the mountain Hyacinth,
trodden by the shepherds
next to the purple blossoms

 

Sappho (B93 & B94)

Sappho Fragments 600 b.c.

Your Voice

To hear your voice

is pomegranate wine to me:

I draw life from hearing it.
Could I see you with every glance,
It would be better for me
Than to eat or to drink.

Excerpt  The Flower Song (Translated by M.V. Fox)

Written during Egypt’s New Kingdom (1539-1075 B.C.) but likely composed earlier

She is the fairest

        She has no rival,

            
          there is no one like her.
               She is the fairest of all.
          She is like a star goddess arising
          …    at the beginning of a new year;
                 brilliantly white, shining skin;
          such beautiful eyes when she stares,
             and sweet lips when she speaks;
               she has not one phrase too many.
          With a long neck and shining body
             her hair of genuine lapis lazuli;
               her arm more brilliant than gold;
                 her fingers like lotus flowers,
          ample behind, tight waist,
              her thighs extend her beauty,
                 shapely in stride 

                      when she steps on the earth.
She has stolen my heart with her embrace,
She has made the neck of every man
turn round at the sight of her.
Whoever embraces her is happy,
he is like the head of lovers,
and she is seen going outside
like That Goddess, the One Goddess. 

Love Poem from Ancient Egypt
Egypt, Deir el-Medina, 1300 B.C

 

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Strength

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The strength of a woman

is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her;

but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal

to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.

― C. JoyBell C.

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Marilyn

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I’m selfish,

impatient, and a little insecure.

I make mistakes, I’m out of control,

and at times hard to handle.

But if you can’t handle me at my worst,

then you sure as hell don’t deserve me

at my best.

~Marilyn Monroe

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First flight

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The first air show at the Grand Palais

 in Paris, France  September 30th, 1909.

The first air show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France - September 30th, 1909.

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 In honor of Orville and Wilbur Wright and the 110 year anniversary of man’s first flight.

Oh, Boy

Boys being Boys