a pretty girl who is naked
is worth a million statues
– e. e. cummings
I haven’t been feeling my best lately. For the past couple weeks, the weather has been trying to settle into a winter’s cold; my sleep has been restless, short, and disturbed; a sore throat took hold yesterday; I’ve been feeling a lot of minor aches and pains; I’ve not been getting outside enough for fresh air; there are no naked ladies in my apartment at the moment; and although I’m not yet to the point of actually feeling sorry for myself, I’m thinking I should at least buy the tickets to feeling sorry.
So, given what a dull day it’s been, I was more than a little cheered when, out of the blue, my generous online friend, Eolake Stobblehouse sent to me an email full of beautiful nudes. Like most people, I think, there is almost nothing in this universe that can cause me to feel more alive than beauty. His timing was coincidental, but Eolake could not have sent a more appreciated gift.
Eolake, by the way, is the founder of the “Simple Nudes Movement”. If you are curious, I’ve blogged about Eolake and the Movement here.
I’ve been told that I don’t get or understand what’s wrong with nudity. But I’m not sure that is, strictly speaking, true. I’m pretty confident I get that people raised to think of nudity as wrong or immoral will most likely spend their lives thinking of nudity as wrong or immoral.
That’s to say, I can see no rational reason to oppose nudity on moral grounds. I certainly don’t believe it causes anyone harm to either view nudity or to go nude.
Some scientific studies have been done on nudity and those studies have never found that nudity is harmful to anyone. On the contrary, it turns out going nude can be psychologically good for you — especially if you are a woman.
So, bring it on! What’s wrong with nudity? What am I missing here?
The beautiful woman above goes by the name of Edita and her photo here is reproduced from Eolake’s huge collection of simple nudes. You can see a few of the nudes in his collection here.
And, if you want access to Eolake’s full collection — there’s something like 60,000 tasteful nudes on his website — You can sign up for full access here.
He has a free weekly newsletter he will email to you that’s very much worth subscribing to here.
He doesn’t pay me anything to promote him, but I’ve long been a believer in his exceptional aesthetic standards, and so I hope even more people will discover his already very popular service.