Louis De Bernieres ~ Falling In Love
When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No... don't blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away... (Iannis to Pelagia)
CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLINE
Louis de Bernières
Painting by Kees van Dongen
Anthony Frederick Sandys ~ Medusa
Anthony Frederick Sandys (1829-1904)
Mythology Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), "guardian, protectress")
was a Gorgon, a cothonic female monster, and a daughter of Phorcys and
Only Hyginus, (Fabulae, 151) interposes a generation and
gives another cohthonic pair as parents of Medusa; gazing directly upon
her eyes would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero
Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to
the goddess Athena to place on her shield.
In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.
Apollo And The Muses ~ Artists And Demons?
"Apollo and the Muses"
"Artists are visited by the Muses, or tormented by their own passions and demons."
Plato ~ Music As A Moral Law
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. "