About suffering they were never wrong,
The old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position: how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting
For the miraculous birth, there always must be
Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating
On a pond at the edge of the wood:
They never forgot
That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer’s horse
Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.
In Breughel’s Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may
Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry,
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green
Water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.
There’s also one that matches ruffs with collars, which is great.
Wish they ventured into the 17th century, but. Still. What a time to be alive.
I luff ruffs
I can never resist a historical fashion art reference infographic.
it’s like at some point in the 80’s they just went ALL OUT FWOOF and then mid 90’s were like “ok maybe we ought to tone it down, just a smidgen”
Look at how they grow though. Do you think it was just people trying to out-do each other and it turned into like an arms race of collar fluff??
What if every centuries 80’s were like… The Eighties?
Can ‘basic white boys’ be a thing and be like, 100000 times more popular than this whole ‘basic white girls’ thing because I’m done with men mocking women in a subtle way for liking shit like excuse me, why are you making fun of girls in ugg boots and leggings when you look like a potato that just happened to roll into some dirty basketball shorts.
HOW DOES THIS HAVE 35 NOTES WHAT