When You Are Old

This is one of my favourite poems, with obvious connections to the theme of 'beauty'. I've been told it's terribly sad, and I suppose it is. But to me it's more of a recognition of the impermanence of all things - love, beauty, life - and that is not sad, it's just real. I hope you … Continue reading When You Are Old


Frida Kahlo on strangeness and beauty

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do.  I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking … Continue reading Frida Kahlo on strangeness and beauty