Author: The fields have eyes, and the woods have ears...

“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam.” – Pádraig Pearse (A country without a language is a country without a soul.)

“If you sit by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by.” – Japanese proverb

Hercules fighting the Nemean lion, Peter Paul Rubens

“Ecce deus fortior me, qui veniens dominabitur michi.” – Dante Alighieri, La Vita Nuova

(Behold, a deity stronger than I; who coming, shall rule over me.)

“Beatrice”, Marie Spartali Stillman,1895.  

Life asked death:

– Why do people love me but hate you?

– Because you are a beautiful lie and I am the painful truth – Death replied…

Dance Of Death, Adriaen Pietersz Van De

Venne, 1630s

“Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.”

“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.” – Michel de Montaigne

(“Old Man in Sorrow”, Vincent Van Gogh, 1890)

“Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Melancholy, Domenico Fetti

“Well you can’t get what you want
But you can get me
So let’s set out to sea
‘Cause you are my medicine
When you’re close to me…”

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

Listening to Schumann by Fernand Khnopff (1883)

“We suffer more often in imagination than reality.” – Seneca