Beauty is all about us, but how many are blind! They look at the wonder of this earth and seem to see nothing. People move hectically but give little thought to where they are going. They seek excitement… as if they were lost and desperate.
Pablo Casals (via jabbarh)
… Where often you and I
Upon faint primrose-buds were wont to lie,
Emptying our bosoms of their counsel sweet
Arthur Rackham, from A Midsummer-Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, London, New York, 1908.
Lovely illustration and verse.
What a stunning dress! How fortunate for that woman who wore it.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Embarkation of Ulysses
Claude Lorrain, 1646
Albertus Jonas Brandt