I was still little when I saw this painting called “Girl with Peaches” for the first time. I found it while looking onto one of the wonderfully bonded art books my aunt collected. This particular one was filled with Russian Painters, mostly from the late 18th and early 19th century. My aunt lived alone in her Paris apartment. But my parents and I visited her regularly, at least a few times a year at that time. It was a long drive, 7 hours at least but as a child that didn’t matter you always found a way to entertain yourself. Of course I spent many hours reading books.
“Sometimes, when one is moving silently through such an utterly desolate landscape, an overwhelming hallucination can make one feel that oneself, as an individual human being, is slowly being unraveled. The surrounding space is so vast that it becomes increasingly difficult to keep a balanced grip on one’s own being. The mind swells out to…Keep Reading
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” Elie Wiesel Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel KBE was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Laureate. Wikipedia Born: September 30, 1928, Sighetu Marmației, Romania Died: July 2, 2016,…Keep Reading
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“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them — with the books…Keep Reading
“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote…Keep Reading