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Abel Faivre's illustration of Geneviève Lantelme shows off her bewitching fullness, fairness, and femininity, beautifully adorned by lovely and spectacular fashions, an example we would do well to emulate.

The beautiful Evelyn Nesbit in this 1906 picture poses with her head and body resting on a stuffed polar bear, the beast highlighting the girl's full, shapely, and feminine face, as well as her serene, vulnerable, and almost soothing expression.

"Flaming June" by Frederick Leighton gives us the lovely sight of a sensuously sheer dress so vivid the color seems almost alive, flattering its wearer, a beautiful girl lulled into a serene sleep by the warm summery air.

My novel is now past 41,000 words. Today I'm writing my characters' visit to a spaceship with a Bernal sphere habitat inside, where they'll be doing low-g hang gliding, perhaps in a scene like this one created by Rick Guidice for NASA.

Our dystopian present may be the fruit of our dystopian futures. Our hopes and dreams cry out to our imaginations, begging us to rekindle our power to shape our own future.

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This post's featured image is "Pandemonium" by John Martin (1841).

"Mother and Child" by Frederick Leighton gives us the pleasant sight of a fair and beautiful woman luxuriating in a lazy warm day together with her beloved daughter.

Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach's "Sphinx mit Undine" is an ethereally beautiful painting, showing a fair, pretty, red-haired girl gazing out with feminine curiosity toward the vast night-lit expanse of eternity.

The lovely Evelyn Nesbit shows off a very beautiful style possible only with very long hair: a loose bun at the top with a sensual cascade allowed to tumble down the girl's body.

George Romney's portrait of Emma Hamilton as Circe is my favorite painting of all time, showing the most beautiful woman who ever lived at her most attractive in a mesmerizing passionate whirlwind of femininity.

Lawrence Alma-Tadema's "A Coign of Vantage" shows three beautiful girls femininely dressed gazing at the coming and going of ships and perhaps lovers or lovers-to-be. The left girl's pose, gaze, flowers, and ribbons are sensual.

"Portrait of Charlotte du Val d'Ognes" by Marie-Denise Villers shows a pretty girl bringing life to her imagination's visions while wearing a beautifully soft white neoclassical dress wrapped with a pink ribbon.

What would a fully and truly globalized and networked future with much better transportation technology look like? Such a future presents all with new and heady possibilities.

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This post's featured image is "Solitude" by Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913).

Pierre Carrier-Belleuse's "La Danseuse" shows how beautiful ballet is even in exercises. Over the girl's gracefully posed body is a delightfully feminine dress radiating out like a soft flower from under her waist.

Eva Bonnier's "At the studio door" is a lush painting of a pretty girl luxuriating in the sun and the breezy air flowing past her, blessing the indoors with its freshness, beautiful purple blossoms in the background.

Conventional wisdom often tells us that we are small and insignificant compared to the universe, but a much better attitude would be to think about the vastness of space we have all to ourselves.

The image is "Manfred on the Jungfrau" by John Martin (1837).

Antoon van Welie's 1911 portrait of the gorgeous Geneviève Lantelme shows off her alluringly soft feminine face, shiny wavy red hair, soft shapely arms, and plump voluptuous figure to very pleasant effect.

Of all the paintings of "The Birth of Venus" William-Adolphe Bouguereau's is my favorite. Her lovely face, smooth fair skin, curvaceous body, and cascading red hair all make for a gorgeously sensual vision of feminine beauty.

"Capri" by Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach shows an ethereal and vivid scene of the sea crashing ashore, the pretty girl on top of that rock letting herself be absorbed by the rich, pure, soul-cleansing power of nature.

Lockdown is but a new stage of a bureaucratic and safety-obsessed culture of fear that menaces our hopes and dreams for a free and fulfilling life, yet the future prospects are bright for a radical politics of resistance and liberation.

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This post's featured image is "Lady Emma Hamilton, as Cassandra" by George Romney (1780s-1790s).

Carolus-Duran's "The Kiss" is a sensual and lush self-portrait painting of a man kissing his newlywed wife. The vivid colors, their poses, and the girlish touch of the flower in her hair all help to make this a romantic picture.

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