Mirror – A self-portrait

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“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming – that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live. ”

(Albert Camus)

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Smiling child – A portrait of Alice IV

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Tell me, tell me, smiling child,

(…)

Tell me, what is the present hour ?
‘A green and flowery spray
Where a young bird sits gathering its power
To mount and fly away.’

(Emily Jane Brontë, Past, Present, Future)

All in blue

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…”But we know, don’t we
And we’ll dream, won’t we?
Of Montague Terrace in blue
All in blue…”

(Scott Walker, The old man’s back again)

Blowing by…

 

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…”That’s what I want!
A new shot at life!
But my coat’s too thin, my feet won’t fly
And I watch the wind and I see another dream
Blowing by…”

(Scott Walker, Rosemary)

Simple images

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“A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.”

(Albert Camus)

To return

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“The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Also means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.”

(Milan Kundera, Ignorance)

Sound of my smile IV – Me and Alice XIV

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“Tender,” she said again. “Tender is kind and gentle. It’s also sore, like the skin around an injury.”

(Brenna Yovanoff, The Space Between)