Cowgirl by St AnasteZia
Even in the everyday world of the present, an anxiety to survive manifests itself in cars and clothes for far more rugged occasions than those at hand, as though to express some sense of toughness of things and readiness to face them. But the real difficulties, the real art of survival seems to lie in more subtle realms of the resilience of psyche: a readiness to deal with what comes next and the ability to weather transitions where you cease to be who you were.
—Rebecca Solnit nails it. (via socialsurvival)