Growing Older, Growing Up

"I look at men and women my age and older, and their scalps and knuckles and spots and bulges, though various and interesting, don’t affect what I think of them. Some of these people I consider to be very beautiful, and others I don’t. For old people, beauty doesn’t come free with the hormones, the way it does for the young. It has to do with bones. It has to do with who the person is. More and more clearly it has to do with what shines through those gnarly faces and bodies.

What worries me most when I look in the mirror ... is not that I’ve lost my beauty. It’s that that woman doesn’t look like me. She isn’t who I thought I was."

Ursula K. Le Guin on Aging and What Beauty Really Means

"I know I got a dirty mind
it’s in the gutter all the time
I don’t believe that it’s a crime
I consider it a service

this ain’t 1954
it ain’t a man’s world anymore
so whatcha wanna tame me for
do I make you nervous?"

Carsie Blanton, Vim and Vigor

"All the fun things about Easter are pagan. Bunnies are a leftover from the pagan festival of Eostre, a great northern goddess whose symbol was a rabbit or hare. Exchange of eggs is an ancient custom, celebrated by many cultures. " — The Pagan Roots of Easter

Whatever you celebrate, this is a potent time of year, full of rebirth, connection, energy, and growth. I wish you lots of badass music, inspirational readings, and beautiful symbols of abundance and erotics.

— Zed

PS: Don't forget about Portals of Pleasure! We are working on opening up registration and will have that information to you very soon. It happens July 19-23, 2017 near Albuquerque, New Mexico, and women and non-binary folks with some experience in erotic embodiment circles are invited.

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