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Ernesto - you were young and callow once. Hemingway's 1923 passport photo. #Passport Photos #Photos #Authors #Vintage

El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera

photograph of Vincent Van Gogh in Brussels, Belgium by Victor Morin, 1886

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself - some really great reminders here. This whole blog has great articles on how to live a happier life!

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) A lifelong diarist, Nin offered a woman’s-eye-view of a world of prominent men. In both her famous journals and her groundbreaking erotica, Nin shared revealing insights into both her life and her sexual exploits. Her writing continues to be celebrated by women who identify with her account of self-discovery: “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

In acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's foreign-language fantasy, Abuela Irene (Carmen Maura) revisits her hometown in the La Mancha region of Spain -- in spectral form -- to resolve problems she couldn't settle during her lifetime. Gradually, Abuela's spirit becomes a reassuring presence to her daughters (Penélope Cruz, in an Oscar-nominated performance, and Lola Dueñas) and her granddaughter (Yohana Cobo).

¡Átame! (English release: "Tie Me Up Tie Me Down", 1990) by Pedro Almodóvar. Mentally derailed Ricky (Antonio Banderas) desparately wants to marry Marina (Victoria Abril). Surreal and funny.

Pedro Almodovar, photographer Ruven Afanador

Blessing of Homes around the Feast of the Epiphany

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Weeping Woman With Handkerchief, 1937, Spanish. Oil on canvas. 54.3 × 46.0 cm. Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (

PABLO PICASSO “Garçon a la pipe”, 1904

Flora Picking Flowers by the Sea Fresco found in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

"Almond Branches" Van Gogh