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‘Ricky Soma through the Ages’, photographed by Philippe Halsman as a renaissance painting. Via http://nataliesarthouse.blogspot.com Faces, Photographs, Portraits Photographers, Philippe Halsman, Soma Photographers, Masks, Enrica Soma, Angelica Huston, Soma Mothers
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself. ~ Walter Anderson
AN AINU PATRIARCH of OLD JAPAN. From a ca.1920 collotype photograph published in Japan. Photographer unknown.
A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry