“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” Rumi Gustav Klimt – Portrait of Beatrice Portinari.
“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” Antoine de Saint – Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943. Henri Boulanger Gray – Pétrole Stella poster(detail), 1897.
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days…...
“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” Sarah Williams – Twilight Hours, 1868. Boris Kustodiev – After the storm, 1921.