go glam.

Hair up, red lips, champagne in hand, a flirty look at the camera, & a gown tastefully trailing the red carpet.

This, my friends, is glamour.

Dita von Teese at Vienna's Opera Ball. January, 2008.


strong arms = weak knees.

Everything about this look is divine.

[Michael Caine & Natalie Wood. 1966.]


speech to the young : speech to the progress-toward

Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
the sun-slappers,
the self-soilers,
the harmony-hushers,
"even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night."
You will be right.
For that is the hard home-run.

Live not for battles won.
Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
Live in the along.

--- Speech to the Young : Speech to the Progress-Toward, Gwendolyn Brooks.