Julio Cortazar ~ An Unreal Reality
“These days, my notion of the fantastic is closer to what we call reality.” —Julio Cortázar
Silent Whisper ~ Monique Lucy Weberink
Silent Whisper
Photo by Monique Lucy Weberink
2016
A Happy 2016!
wish you all a happy 2016!
Anna Akhmatova ~ Silent Words
''The triumphs of a mysterious non-meeting are desolate ones; unspoken phrases, silent words.''

Anna Akhmatova ((23 June 1889 – 5 March 1966 / Odessa)

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Alphonse Mucha ~ Woman With Daisies
Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860-1939).
Woman with Daisies, 1898-99.
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Merry Christmas
Wish you all a very merry Christmas ♥♥♥

Anton Heinrich Dieffenbach
A Christmas Party
-1865
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Simone De Beauvoir ~ One’s Past
“It's very hard to review one's past without cheating a little.”
Simone de Beauvoir
Tears Of Humanity…
Tears of humanity, tears of humanity,
flowing eternally early and late...
Flowing invisibly, flowing in secrecy,
ever abundantly, ever unceasingly -
flowing as rain flows with autumn finality
all through the night like a river in spate
(1849) Fyodor Tyutchev
translation Peter Tempest
Monument to the Dead (1895) by French sculptor Albert Bartholomé
Vive La France
VIVE LA FRANCE
Marianne,
Eugene Delacroix
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Christina Rossetti ~ October
OCTOBER


Crack your first nut and light your first fire;
Roast your first chestnut crisp on the bar;
Make the logs sparkle, stir the blaze higher,
Logs are cheery as sun or as star,
Logs we can find wherever we are.

Spring one soft day will open the leaves,
Spring one bright day will lure back the flowers;
Never fancy my whistling wind grieves,
Never fancy I've tears in my showers;
Dance, nights and days! And dance on, my hours!

Christina Rossetti,
from The Months: A Pageant.

Painting: Autumn Leaves
Sir John Everett Millais - 1855-1856