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21 Pre-Raphaelite Paintings That Pretty Much Sum Up Adulthood


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1. When you wake up the next morning after your first pilates class.

"Ophelia" by John Everett Millais

2. When your lunch consists of kale salad and someone walks by with pizza.

"The Lady of Shalott" by John William Waterhouse

3. When your sick coworker refuses to go home.

"Proserpine" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

4. When you accidentally get looped into a conversation with the most boring person in the world.

"Mary Magdalene" by Frederick Sandys

5. When you contemplate if it would be easier to just shave all your hair off.

"Lady Lilith" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

6. When your crush finally texts you back.

"Nymphs Finding the Head of Orpheus" by John William Waterhouse

7. When the copier runs out of toner and there are no replacement cartridges.

"Medea" by Frederick Sandys

8. When you spend all morning on your look, but forget to check the forecast.

"Boreas" by John William Waterhouse.

9. When you question if your S.O. is more interested in hanging with your pet than you.

"The Hireling Shepherd" by William Holman Hunt

10. When your parents' ~favorite~ child comes home during the holidays.

"Christ in the House of His Parents" by John Everett Millais

11. When you accidentally like someone's 42 week old Instagram pic.

"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" by John William Waterhouse

12. When the hot new-hire shows up at work.

"Hylas and the Nymphs" by John William Waterhouse

13. When you're on a date, but all you can think about is going home and watching Netflix.

"Aurelia" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

14. When your parents don't realize you can hear them talking about you.

"Vanity" by Frank Cadogan Cowper

15. When you suspect a friend's ~selfie~ addiction has gotten out of control.

"Echo and Narcissus" by John William Waterhouse

16. When you're convinced you have absolutely nothing to wear.

"Mariana in the South" by http://J.W. Waterhouse

17. When the weather is so beautiful you can't focus on work.

"'I Am Half-Sick of Shadows,'" Said the Lady of Shalott" by John William Waterhouse

18. When your roommates leave dirty dishes in the sink.

"Circe Invidiosa" by John William Waterhouse

19. When you realize you left your phone at the bar last night.

"Windflowers" by John William Waterhouse

20. When you regret those garlic fries you had an hour earlier.

"La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John William Waterhouse

21. And, finally, Monday mornings.

"Beata Beatrix" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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