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I never paid any attention to people who told me to go out and live. I belonged always to whatever was far from me and to whatever I could never be. Anything that was not mine, however base, always seemed to me to be full of poetry. The only thing I ever loved was pure nothingness.

—Fernando Pessoa, The Book Of Disquiet (via tracesoftears)

(Source: fernsandmoss, via suchasadaffair)

Just in case you ever foolishly forget; I’m never not thinking of you.

—Virginia Woolf, Selected Letters  (via petrichour)

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Surreal Photo Manipulations By Ex-Ballet Dancer Kylli Sparre

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Young or old, it’s never too late to change directions in life and begin chasing your dreams instead of just your obligations.  Photographer Kylli Sparre is a perfect example of this – she discovered that she wanted to be a photographer only after completing professional ballet school.

“When the studies were over, I realized it wasn’t the path for me. I have been searching for an outlet for my creativity ever since. [A few] years ago I found it in photography and never looked back,” writes the artist on her website. The influence of her professional ballet experience is clear in her current photography work – the models in her surreal and dream-like pictures are filled with grace, effortless poise, elegance and beauty.