By the sea III

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“Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life.”

(Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way)

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At the shore

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“If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land”…

(Pablo Neruda, If You Forget Me)

3 years of beauty (before the party)

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“Living is being happy: seeing, hearing, touching, drinking, eating, urinating, defecating, diving into the water and gazing at the sky, laughing and crying.”

(Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting)

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)

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)