Xavier Mellery. The Hours (Eternity and Death). 1890.
"We live our lives, do whatever we do, and then we sleep. It’s as simple and ordinary as that. A few jump out windows, or drown themselves, or take pills; more die by accident; and most of us are slowly devoured by some disease, or, if we’re very fortunate, by time itself. There’s just this for consolation: an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds & expectations, to burst open & give us everything we’ve ever imagined, though everyone but children (and perhaps even they) know these hours will inevitably be followed by others, far darker and more difficult. Still, we cherish the city, the morning, we hope, more than anything for more. Heaven only knows why we love it so."
The Hours (via feellng
"The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self."
"Each whisper, chant or calling is the elemental control of our surroundings, our own individual universe and vibrations, which create effects accordingly."
Misha used to think he’d grow up to be a woman…
When he was four, he went to cub scouts with bright red nail polish on and long platinum blonde locks (x) .
When he was a teen, he still kept his hair long and flowing (as seen above) .
He’s said that having the world see him dressed in drag is “liberating and relaxing.” (x)
I think about this a lot.